India’s MEA S Jaishankar to meet Indian community in Oman this week

Energy Sunday 22/December/2019 13:22 PM
By: Times News Service
India’s MEA S Jaishankar to meet Indian community in Oman this week

Muscat: India’s Minister of External Affairs, Dr Subrahmaniam Jaishankar, will meet with the Indian community in Oman on 24 December, 2019, as part of his visit to the Sultanate.

The reception will take place on the premises of the Indian Embassy in the diplomatic quarter in Al Khuwair, and is expected to begin at 6pm. Guests who wish to register for the event are requested to arrive by 5:45 pm. Presence at the event is through invitation only.

Dr Jaishankar is coming to Oman as part of an official visit, and is expected to arrive in the country a day prior to this reception. He was most recently in North America, where he represented the country at the India-US 2+2 meeting in Washington DC, on the 19th of December.

“We concluded the India-US 2+2 meeting in Washington DC,” he said in a statement. “Our conversations reflected the broad agenda of our strategic partnership. I’m confident that the meeting today would set direction for further cooperation.”

During his time there, he met a number of leading government officials from the United States and Canada, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, and Canada’s International Trade Minister Mary Ng.

“I was glad to engage with my Canadian counterpart FM Francois-Philippe Champagne early in our respective tenures,” he stated. “I thank him for his warm welcome and gracious hospitality. We did a comprehensive review of our bilateral ties and discussed opportunities for more productive collaborations in different sectors. Exchanged views on a number of global and regional issues.

“We also recognised the significance of people-to-people links to our larger relationship,” added Jayashankar. “We underlined the importance of respecting our national integrity and unity, discussed the challenge of terrorism, including cross-border terrorism and provided an accurate understanding of Jammu and Kashmir developments.”