The MEA Spokesperson further informed that the EAM will embark on a journey to Italy to attend the G20 Ministerial meetings…reports Asian Lite News.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will embark on a two-day visit to Greece on June 25. He will also visit Italy to attend the G-20 Ministerial meetings scheduled to be held on June 28-29.
In a media briefing held on Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “External Affairs Minister of India Dr S Jaishankar will be leaving tomorrow for a visit to Greece and Italy.”
The EAM will be making a bilateral visit to Greece on June 25-26 where he will have talks with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, apart from other engagements.
This will be the first External Affairs Minister’s level visit to Greece since 2006.
The MEA Spokesperson further informed that the EAM will embark on a journey to Italy to attend the G20 Ministerial meetings.
“After Greece, the EAM will travel to Italy to attend the G20 Ministerial meetings. These include meetings at foreign minister’s level as well as development minister level, both of which will be handled by the EAM,” Bagchi said.
The G20 Ministerial Foreign Ministers’ meetings and Foreign and development joint meetings are scheduled on June 28 and June 29 in Italy.
The Summit of the G20 Heads of State and Government will be held in Rome on October 30 and 31, 2021.
The ministerial meetings are organized independently from the Summit, where the Heads of State and Government endorse some of the key outcomes achieved by the Ministers.
“We will continue to bring you updates as the visit commences,” he added.
Earlier this month, Jaishankar visited Kenya on a three-day bilateral summit to strengthen India’s relations with the major East African country. (INN)