External Affairs Minister of India and France, S Jaishankar and Jean-Yves Le Drian, respectively met on Monday in Paris, and discussed topics such as the India-EU relationship, the Afghanistan situation, Iran nuclear deal and the Ukraine crisis.
The news: Jaishankar had a three-day visit to France, after his tour in Germany. Here, Le Drian and he had talks on the principles of multilateralism and a rules-based order.
- Both the External Affairs Ministers also agreed to coordinate in the UN Security Council on issues of mutual concern.
What’s going on: According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the two ministers have also discussed the priorities of the French presidency of the EU Council that began on January 1 this year.
What are they saying: Jaishankar tweeted, “Arrived in Paris. Held wide-ranging and productive talks with FM @JY_LeDrian. Discussions on bilateral cooperation, Ukraine situation, Indo-Pacific and JCPOA reflected our deep trust & global partnership. Look forward to participating in the EU Ministerial Forum on Indo-Pacific.”