“Wide-ranging conversation with Swedish FM Ann Linde. Discussed expanding bilateral cooperation in environment, manufacturing, health and smart cities. Urged greater mobility of Indian talent,” Jaishankar tweeted after the talks.
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“Strong identity of views on multi-lateralism. We agreed on a new consultation mechanism. Will cooperate closely in the UN,” he added. Linde tweeted: “Our countries have long-standing relations and we stand united in promoting a rulesbased international order, a key for peace and prosperity.” Their talks came during the visit of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden who are on a six-day tour of India.
Jaishankar also discussed with Linde the challenge of terrorism, especially crossborder terrorism. “Emphasised that right to life is the most basic human right. Agreed to work together in international forums to address this key challenge of terrorism,” he said.
This was a response to the Swedish parliament’s statement on Kashmir. The royal visit began with a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan forecourt, which started at 11am given the onset of winter in Delhi. Jaishankar called on them early in the morning followed by delegation talks and lunch with PM Narendra Modi. The royal couple also took in some sight-seeing, touring historical sites in old Delhi