Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Dr.) V.K. Singh meets the Foreign Minister of Sweden in Luxembourg

Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Dr.) V.K. Singh meets the Foreign Minister of Sweden in Luxembourg

Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Dr.) V.K. Singh met Foreign Minister of Sweden Ms. Margot Wallström in Luxembourg on November 5, 2015 on the sidelines of ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

Both Ministers recalled the landmark state visit of President of India to Sweden in June this year which had revitalized bilateral relations. They agreed that the momentum should be maintained. Minister Wallström said that Swedish industry was keen to participate in the India’s economic transformation and were ready to partner in programmes such as ‘Make in India’ and Smart cities. Both Ministers appreciated the upward trend in exchange of students and the increasing collaboration in the higher education sector.

Minister Singh briefed his Swedish counterpart regarding the need for urgent UN reforms, including the expansion of the Security Council to reflect the realities of contemporary world. He shared with her India’s position on text-based negotiation to take the process forward.

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Stockholm, November 10, 2015

MoS gen V K Singh with Ms. Margot Wallstrom, Foreign Minister of Sweden, Luxembourg, 5 November 2015