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EAM Jaishankar on 5-day visit to Slovakia, Czech Republic from Thursday | Latest India News

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The visit comes at a time when Europe is grappling with the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the issue is likely to feature in Foreign Minister talks in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay a five-day visit to Slovakia and the Czech Republic from Thursday to give new impetus to relations with the two Central European countries.

The visit comes at a time when Europe is grappling with the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the issue is likely to feature in Foreign Minister talks in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

During his visit to the Slovak capital Bratislava from June 2 to 4, Jaishankar will visit Prime Minister Eduard Heger and hold bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Wednesday.

He said he will also attend the GLOBSEC 2022 forum and speak on the topic “Taking Friendship to the Next Level: Allies in the Indo-Pacific Region”.

Jaishankar is also due to meet his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg on the sidelines of the forum.

During his visit to the Czech Republic from June 4 to 6, Jaishankar will meet with Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky.

“The talks will be an opportunity for a comprehensive review of our bilateral cooperation,” the MEA said, adding that the Czech Republic would take over the EU presidency from July 1.

In addition to meeting political leaders from both countries, Jaishankar will also interact with a cross section of the Indian diaspora, including Indian students in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

“India traditionally enjoys close and friendly relations with Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The visit of the Foreign Minister will give new impetus to bilateral relations with the two Central European countries,” the MEA said.

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