Jaishankar meets with WTO Director General, UK CDS

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New Delhi, Oct 22 : External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday held a number of meetings, including with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission in-charge of the European Green Deal, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director General of WTO, and with the UK CDS General Nicholas Carter.

During his meeting with Timmermans, the two had a good discussion on expanding the India-EU partnership and the Indo-Pacific. They also exchanged views on climate action and on Afghanistan.

“Pleasure as always to meet EVP @TimmermansEU.

“A good discussion on the expanding India-EU partnership, including on trade and investment, connectivity and Indo-Pacific.

“Exchange of views covered climate action challenges and Afghanistan,” he posted.

During his meeting with the WTO Director General, he spoke about the need for reformed multilateralism with fairer outcomes.

“Met Director General, @wto @NOIweala.

“Spoke about the need for reformed multilateralism with fairer outcomes.

“The Global South has critical interests in agriculture, vaccines, climate action and fishing,” he posted.

During his meeting with the UK Chief of the Defence Staff Nicholas Carter, the conversation centered around Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific.

“Received UK CDS General Nicholas Carter.

Conversation centered around Afghanistan and Indo-Pacific,” he posted.

The meeting with the UK CDS comes as India and the UK launched their first-ever tri-services joint exercise on October 21, which is to last for a week. Named Konkan Shakti 2021, it “aims to derive mutual benefits from each other’s experiences and also showcase the continuing cooperation between the two countries,” the Navy said.

Chief of Defence Staff of the UK Sir Nick Carter on Thursday called on General Bipin Rawat, India’s Chief of Defence Staff.


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