UN: EAM Sushma Swaraj discusses trade, investment and development at bilaterals

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met several of her foreign counterparts from across the globe in a whirlwind of bilateral interactions.

On Monday, Swaraj attended the high-level event on counter-narcotics convened by US President Donald Trump.

Swaraj spoke at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit and said, “Nelson Mandela’s life is an inspiration for all. He showed fearlessness and courage in the face of discrimination and adversity.”

Sushma Swaraj met the Foreign Ministers of Spain, Australia, Ecuador, Colombia, Mongolia, Nepal, Lichtenstein, Morocco and Federica Mogherini, the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs on the sidelines of the high-level session of the 73rd UN General Assembly.

External Affairs Minister spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, “Relations characterised by warmth and cordiality! EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Foreign Minister of Colombia, @CarlosHolmesTru met on the sidelines of #UNGA2018. Discussed cooperation on trade & investment, pharma, mining, petroleum and capacity building,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

In another tweet he said, Swaraj and Amores discussed ways to further consolidate bilateral relationship in the areas of trade, agriculture, pharma, IT.

“EAM @SushmaSwaraj met with Foreign Minister of #Ecuador Jose Valencia Amores. Good discussion on ways to further consolidate bilateral relationship in the areas of trade, agriculture, pharma, IT and capacity building. #UNGA,” Kumar tweeted.

Swaraj met Borrellf and discussed the ways to intensify ties in investment, renewable energy, water treatment and tourism.

“EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Spanish Foreign Minister @JosepBorrellF met on the sidelines of UNGA and explored ways to intensify ties in investment, renewable energy, water treatment, tourism and their contribution to our flagship initiatives.”

Kumar further said, Sushma Swaraj after a very hectic day, had a warm meeting with Foreign Minister of Mongolia.

“Ninth bilateral meeting and the last engagement of a very hectic day! Taking out time on the sidelines of #UNGA, EAM @SushmaSwaraj had a warm meeting with Foreign Minister of #Mongolia, Damdin Tsogtbaatar.”