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 The External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has embarked on a three nation visit to Bangladesh, Sweden and Belgium.

On Thursday that is 11th of May 2023 the India’s foreign minister has landed in Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh to take part in the 6th edition of the Indian Ocean Conference.

He was received by Bangladesh’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam.

In a tweet, the EAM said he looks forward to meeting colleagues and friends from across the world at the Indian Ocean Conference.

“Reached Dhaka. Thank Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh @MdShahriarAlam for the warm welcome.

“Look forward to meeting colleagues and friends from across the world at the Indian Ocean Conference.”

The Bangladesh Minister in a tweet posted:

“Always a pleasure to welcome @DrSJaishankar who has always supported @IOC_IF, this time hosted by @BDMOFA in Dhaka. Looking forward to his exchanges and share ideas for greater regional prosperity.”

The Indian Ocean Conference will be attended by President of Mauritius Prithvirajsing Roopun, Vice President of Maldives Faisal Naseem, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, and several Ministers from across the world.

According to the a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Dr Jaishankar will be in Bangladesh till Friday. Then from 13 to 15 May in Sweden and on 15th and 16th in Belgium.

To Sweden, this will be his first visit as EAM and comes at a time when India and Sweden are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations. Sweden currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In Sweden, EAM will participate in second EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF). He will hold bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of several countries on the margins of EIPMF.

The MEA statement added that during his stay, he will call on leadership in Sweden and meet with key Ministers. He will also participate in the inaugural session of the India Trilateral Forum (India, Europe and US) with his Swedish counterpart.

In the last leg of the visit, EAM will be visiting Brussels for bilateral engagements with Belgian and EU officials.

He will also attending the first Ministerial Meeting of the India-EU Trade and Technology Council along with Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal and Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw.

The TTC Ministerial Meeting is scheduled to be held on 16th May, the MEA statement said.