External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar ON Monday held wide-ranging talks with Swedish Finance Minister Ann Linde, who was a part of the delegation which has come along with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of the Kingdom of Sweden. Linde, along with Ibrahim Baylan, the Minister of Business, Industry, and Innovation will be representing the Swedish government.
Wide-ranging conversation with Swedish FM @AnnLinde. Discussed expanding bilateral cooperation in environment, manufacturing, health and Smart Cities. Urged greater mobility of Indian talent. pic.twitter.com/u5PJTABPbR— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) December 2, 2019
Jaishankar said he had a wide-ranging conversation with Line, where they discussed issues such as bilateral engagements, cooperation in areas such as manufacturing, environment, health etc. The two also spake about global terrorism, the challenges faced in tackling it. "Emphasised that right to life is the most basic human right. Agreed to work together in international forums to address this key challenge of terrorism," Jaishankar was quoted as saying.
The Swedish King and Queen are on a five-day visit to India. They landed in New Delhi on Monday morning and will also be visiting Mumbai and Uttrakhand. The Swedish Royal Couple were invited by the President, who they met on Monday afternoon. They also received a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan, after which they met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi with whom they had delegation-level talks.
Good meeting with my counterpart, @DrSJaishankar. Our countries have long-standing relations and we stand united in promoting a rules-based international order, a key for peace and prosperity. Moving forward to enhancing our cooperation. #SWEDENINDIASAMBANDH pic.twitter.com/iFzJ48H7V3— Ann Linde (@AnnLinde) December 2, 2019
The Royal Couple also visited the Raj Ghat and attended the wreath-laying ceremony. They were also given a guided tour of the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, by Deputy Shahi Imam Syed Shaban Bukhari and historian Sohail Hashmi. The couple also visited the Red Fort on Monday afternoon.