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On Friday (local time), the Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met outside the Munich Security Conference. The current status of bilateral ties was the main topic of discussion between the two leaders.

Melanie Joly and Jaishankar also discussed their opinions on the state of the world. The two leaders’ discussions take place in the midst of poor relations between Canada and India following claims made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the Indian government was complicit in the June 2023 murder of terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a member of the Khalistani movement, in Surrey. Denying the accusations, India has described them as “absurd” and “motivated.”

From February 16–18, the 60th Munich Security Conference (MSC) was held in person at its customary location, the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in

Additionally, he met Nikos Dendias, the Greek Minister of National Defence. Jaishankar posted information about the encounter on the social networking site X, writing, “Happy to see Greece’s Minister of National Defence, @NikosDendias, on the margins of #MSC2024. similar viewpoints of the main security issues that the globe is currently facing.”

Josep Borrell, the head of EU foreign policy, met with S Jaishankar on Friday in Munich.

“Delighted to catch up with EU HRVP @JosepBorrellF in Munich,” Jaishankar wrote in a post on X.

“Exchanged viewpoints regarding the state of the world today. Anticipating his arrival in India,” he continued.

Additionally, Jaishankar spoke with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the current state of affairs in the Indo-Pacific region, Ukraine, and West Asia.

In a social media post

Jaishankar wrote on X with information about the meeting, saying, “Making UK Foreign Secretary @David_Cameron was the first of my engagements at the #MunichSecurityConference. An excellent conversation about global and regional issues as well as our bilateral partnership. discussed the ongoing cricket play as well.”

During their conversation, Jaishankar and Mariya Gabriel, the deputy prime minister of Bulgaria, talked about strengthening their bilateral relationship. The leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine as well.

It was nice to meet FM @Gabriel Mariya of Bulgaria and DPM @DPM on the #MSC2024 sidelines. spoke about our expanding bilateral ties and congratulated Bulgaria on its decision to become a member of @isolaralliance

We also discussed the situation in Ukraine,” Jaishankar wrote on X.

Furthermore, EAM Jaishankar met with Peru’s Foreign Minister, Javier Gonzalez Olaechea, and discussed the important UN reforms.


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