prague [Czech Republic]June 6 (ANI): Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, advancing the success of Operation Ganga mission to bring back all Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine due to the Russian-Ukrainian war, interacted with the Indian community in Prague on Monday .
Addressing the Indian Diaspora here, EAM shared with them developments in India and the progress of bilateral relations between the two countries. He also hailed the contribution of the community in maintaining bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Nice to meet the Indian community in Prague. Good to see many of them doing so well. The expansion of the community has also been encouraging. state of our bilateral relations. Count on their continued support,” Jaishankar tweeted.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is on a European visit to two countries – Slovakia and the Czech Republic from June 2 to 6. EAM visited Slovakia from June 2 to 4 and then traveled to the Czech Republic on June 4.
During his visit, Jaishankar met with Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger and conveyed to him Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s greetings and appreciation for his support during Operation Ganga.
The two ministers had discussions on expanding political, economic and defense cooperation between the two countries.
As part of Operation Ganga, an evacuation mission to bring back all Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine was carried out due to the Russian-Ukrainian war. Around 20,000 Indians, including students, were stranded in Ukraine.
Four Union Ministers – Hardeep Singh Puri, Kiren Rijiju, Jyotiraditya Scindia and General VK Singh – who visited Ukraine’s neighboring countries as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special envoys during efforts to evacuation.
Jaishankar earlier on Sunday met with Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky to discuss bilateral relations between the two nations.
Discussions focused on the continuation of the European Union-India partnership and the steady progress of bilateral cooperation.
The ministers of the two countries focused on the steady progress of bilateral cooperation, especially in the fields of trade, defence, science and technology and people-to-people exchanges, and stressed the level of trade exceeding the $2 billion.
Jaishankar’s visit to Slovakia and the Czech Republic should give new impetus to bilateral relations with the two Central European countries.
He began his engagements in Prague by meeting a delegation of Czech Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
The EAM also had discussions on India’s ties with the EU and the Czech Republic, the Indo-Pacific, food and energy security and digital cooperation. (ANI)