New Delhi: The External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar (EAM) paid an official visit to Czech Republic on 04-05 June 2022.
EAM visited Czech Republic at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs. India and Czech Republic have historically enjoyed warm and friendly relations which have been strengthened in the last several years through high level exchanges and enhanced cooperation across sectors.
During the delegation level talks, the two leaders discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including political, economic, defence & security, S&T, cultural and people to people ties. Both sides appreciated that bilateral trade had crossed over USD 2 billion. Discussions were also held on India-EU relations, including the upcoming Czech Presidency of the EU. Both sides agreed to work towards an early conclusion of the India-EU FTA. Both sides exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific and the Ukraine conflict. They also discussed cooperation at multilateral fora and agreed to work closely in this sphere.
EAM also interacted with Czech Members of the European Parliament and discussed India’s strong ties with EU, as well as the Czech Republic. They exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific, Food and Energy security, as well as digital cooperation.
In Prague, EAM paid floral tributes at the bust of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. He also interacted with the members of the Indian community and appreciated their role in promoting India- Czech people to people ties.