‘Shadow Secretary’ is a position held by senior members of the opposition party in the UK who acts as party spokesperson in specific policy areas….reports Asian Lite News
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met British Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy and Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Trade Jonathan Reynolds on Tuesday here in the national capital.
The EAM discussed bilateral cooperation between the two nations and other crucial regional and global developments.
“Delighted to welcome British Shadow Foreign Secretary @DavidLammy and Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Trade @jreynoldsMP this afternoon. Enjoyed our conversation that covered bilateral cooperation as well as important regional and global developments,” Jaishankar posted on X.
Notably, ‘Shadow Secretary’ is a position held by senior members of the opposition party in the UK who acts as party spokesperson in specific policy areas.
Meanwhile, EAM Jaishankar visited the United Kingdom last November, during which he had met several high-profile leaders including PM Rishi Sunak, Foreign Secretary David Cameron.
He also met Secretary of State for Home, James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps and National Security Adviser, Tim Barrow.
The EAM discussed the importance of mobility in skills and talent in the development of bilateral cooperation as well as the ongoing negotiations for a India-UK Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The leaders also exchanged views on important global developments including the Indo-Pacific, the situation in West Asia, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The visit further consolidated the long-standing historical ties between the two countries and provided a new impetus to bilateral cooperation in diverse areas against the backdrop of progress on the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and Roadmap 2030, the Ministry of External Affairs stated.
Earlier in the day, EAM Jaishankar expressed appreciation for Argentinian Ambassador to India, Hugo Javier Gobbi, as he bid farewell following his tenure
He acknowledged Ambassador Gobbi’s tireless efforts in enhancing the bilateral relations between India and Argentina over the past three years.
On Monday, the EAM had met the Deputy Prime Minister of Fiji, Biman Prasad, and discussed the expanding bilateral partnership that exists between the two nations. (ANI)
India commends Argentina envoy’s efforts
The External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, took to Twitter to express appreciation for Ambassador Hugo Javier Gobbi of Argentina, as he bid farewell following his tenure.
In his tweet, S Jaishankar acknowledged Ambassador Gobbi’s tireless efforts in enhancing the bilateral relations between India and Argentina over the past three years.
External Affairs Minister wrote in a post on X, “Received Ambassador Hugo Javier Gobbi of Argentina for a farewell call. Appreciate his tireless contributions to enhancing India-Argentina relations in the last 3 years.”
The farewell call received by Ambassador Gobbi signifies the culmination of his diplomatic service in India, during which he has played a pivotal role in fostering stronger ties between the two nations.
The commendation from S Jaishankar underscores the importance of Ambassador Gobbi’s contributions in furthering cooperation and understanding between India and Argentina across various sectors.
As Ambassador Gobbi concludes his diplomatic mission, his efforts to strengthen the bond between India and Argentina are duly recognized and appreciated by the Indian government, paving the way for continued collaboration and friendship between the two countries.
Recently, India and Argentina commemorated 75 years of bilateral relations marked by friendship, cooperation, and shared values.
The two countries had established diplomatic ties on February 3, 1949.
“We are honoured to commemorate 3 February 1949, when India and Argentina, the two vibrant democracies, embarked on a remarkable journey of friendship, cooperation, and shared values,” the Indian Embassy in Argentina posted on X.
Reacting to the post, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Randhir Jaiswal said, “Commemorating 75 Years of diplomatic relations between #IndiaArgentina.”
Earlier on February 1, Argentina’s Secretary for International Economic Relations, Ambassador Marcelo Cima, received the Indian Ambassador to Argentina, Dinesh Bhatia, and the two reviewed key topics of bilateral cooperation and economic and trade relations between both countries.
They also agreed on the interest in restoring the historical peak recorded in 2022, when overall trade reached nearly USD 6.4 billion, with a surplus of USD 2.7 billion for Argentina. (ANI)