India-Senegal ties in focus on G20 sidelines

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has met his Senegalese counterpart Aissata Tall Sall and agreed to take forward ties in various fields including agriculture, health, and fertiliser production.

Both the leaders held talks on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Indonesia. "A productive meeting with FM @AissataOfficiel of Senegal. Appreciate her sentiments on Vaccine Maitri and our development projects. Agreed to take forward cooperation in agriculture, health, fertiliser production, railways, power transmission and solar energy," Jaishankar tweeted.

The G20 countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Moreover, External Affairs Minister also met the Argentinian counterpart Santiago Cafiero and South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor.
"Nice to catch up with FM @SantiagoCafiero of Argentina. Following up on our recent meetings in New Delhi and Munich," he said.

"Good to see FM Naledi Pandor of South Africa in Bali. Look forward to hearing her at the G20 FMM," he said further in the tweet.

India's representation at G20 summits has been led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since 2014.

External Affairs Minister also met with the European foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in Bali where they discussed the fallouts of the Ukraine conflict along with acknowledging progress in other bilateral engagements including Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations.

Recently, the first round of negotiations for India-EU Trade and Investment Agreements has been concluded and the second round of talks is scheduled to take place in Brussels in September this year.


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