EAM meets French Defence Minister, New Zealand FM

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MUNICH, FEB 20 (UNI)- External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addressing Indian diaspora in Munich on Sunday.

Paris/New Delhi, (UNI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in Paris, on Monday met French Defence Minister Florence Parly and also New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. During his meeting with the French Defence Minister, the EAM noted that convergence was “visible” in their bilateral outlook and interests.

The two discussed contemporary developments, and the EAM “affirmed” commitment to cooperate on new and emerging security challenges. “Pleasure to meet Defence Minister @florence_parly. “As trusted strategic partners, discussed contemporary developments. Convergence in our outlook and interests was visible. “Affirmed our commitment to cooperate on new and emerging security challenges.”

On his meeting with New Zealand FM Nanaia Mahuta, the two exchanged perspectives on the Indo-Pacific from their respective vantage points, and discussed expanding the bilateral partnership. “Glad to meet New Zealand FM @NanaiaMahuta.

“Interesting exchange of perspectives on the Indo-Pacific from our respective vantage points. “Also discussed opportunities to expand our bilateral partnership.” Earlier, the EAM held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, and the two sides also adopted a roadmap for partnership in Blue Economy and Ocean Governance. Jaishankar is in Paris to attend the EU Ministerial Forum on the Indo-Pacific, being convened by France on Tuesday.

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