Ljubljana /Slovenia : External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Friday called on Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Janša and held talks on enhancing bilateral ties as well as on major global issues, including Europe’s challenges, the Indo-Pacific and on Afghanistan.
“Called on Prime Minister of Slovenia @JJansaSDS. Valued the discussion on enhancing our bilateral ties. Appreciated his insights and perspectives on major global issues including Europe’s challenges, Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan,” he said in a tweet.
He also met President of the National Assembly of Slovenia Igor Zorčič, and discussed strengthening bilateral ties and increasing parliamentary exchanges.
“A Cordial meeting with President of National Assembly of Slovenia, @igorzorcic. Discussed the strengthening of our bilateral relations and increasing Parliamentary exchanges and people to people contacts,” Jaishankar said.
The EAM inaugurated an India Studies Centre at the Nova University, and interacted with Indian students there.
“Pleased to have the opportunity of inaugurating an India Studies Centre at the Nova University. Confident that it would be an asset for India-Slovenia relations. Interaction with Indian students abroad always provides energy,” he tweeted.
On Thursday, he met Slovenian President Borut Pahor and discussed key challenges facing India and the European Union.
He also met Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Anze Logar and had a good exchange of views on Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific.
Jaishankar is on a three-nation tour of Slovenia, Croatia and Denmark.
Slovenia, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, invited the EAM to attend an informal meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU Member States on September 3.
On Thursday, Jaishankar attended the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) and participated in the panel discussion on ‘Partnership for a Rules Based Order in the Indo-Pacific’.