Jaishankar holds delegation level talks with Filipino counterpart

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Sunday held delegation-level talks with Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin Jr here.
 
Jaishankar holds delegation level talks with Filipino counterpart

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Sunday held delegation-level talks with Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin Jr here.

Welcoming the Filipino delegation, MEA spokesperson Aridam Bagchi, in a tweet, said: "Pleasure to welcome Secretary of Foreign Affairs @teddyboylocsin (Locsin Jr.) of Philippines as he arrives in Delhi for an official visit.

"The visit will strengthen our multi-faceted partnership & advance the shared priorities of our countries in the Indo-Pacific."

In February 13-15, Jaishankar had visited the Philippines and reviewed bilateral relations as both sides agreed to further expand economic cooperation and reaffirmed their strong commitment to a multifaceted partnership.

During his visit to the Philippines, he and Locsin reviewed developments in bilateral relations since the meeting of the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation that they co-chaired virtually in November 2020.

They also discussed the future trajectory of their wide-ranging bilateral engagement and also had an in-depth exchange of views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Meanwhile, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrived in India on Sunday for a two-day official visit to strengthen India-EU strategic partnership.

In her first visit to India, she will address the inaugural session on this year's edition of Raisina Dialogue on April 25.

--IANS

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