External Affairs Minister of India (EAM) H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar paid an official visit to Bangladesh (11-12 May 2023), Sweden (13-15 May 2023) and Belgium (15-16 May 2022).
EAM visited Dhaka from 11-12 May 2023 to participate in the 6th edition of the Indian Ocean Conference. The Indian Ocean Conference was attended by President of Mauritius H.E. Mr. Prithvirajsing Roopun, Vice President of Maldives H.E. Mr. Faisal Naseem, Prime Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina, and several Ministers from across the world.
External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar called on Prime Minister of Belgium, H.E. Mr. Alexander De Croo in BrusselsFrom Bangladesh, EAM travelled to Sweden. This was his first visit as EAM and comes at a time when India and Sweden are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations. Sweden currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In Sweden, EAM was participated in second EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF). He held bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of several countries on the margins of EIPMF. During his stay, he was called on leadership in Sweden and meet with key Ministers. He was also participate in the inaugural session of the India Trilateral Forum (India, Europe and US) with his Swedish counterpart.
In the last leg of the visit, EAM visited to Brussels for bilateral engagements with Belgian and EU officials. He was also attended the first Ministerial Meeting of the India-EU Trade and Technology Council along with Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal and Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw. The TTC Ministerial Meeting was held on 16 May.