Jaishankar, Spanish FM Laya review bilateral cooperation, reaffirm commitment to reformed multilateralism
India, Spain sharing warm relations, have agreed to maintain close contact and coordination on regional and global issues
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday held a virtual meeting with his Spanish counterpart Arancha Gonzalez Laya and reviewed the bilateral cooperation between the two countries during Covid-19 pandemic. They also discussed possibilities of cooperation in the post Covid scenario.
As per the Ministry of External Affairs, the two ministers appreciated the upward trajectory in the bilateral ties witnessed in the recent years and agreed to maintain the momentum particularly in new areas of cooperation such as mobility, defence cooperation, and energy.
The leaders also discussed India - EU relations and agreed to work closely in the context of the forthcoming India-EU Leaders Summit proposed to be held in Portugal in May 2021.
They reaffirmed their commitment to reformed multilateralism and agreed to maintain close contact and coordination on regional and global issues with particular reference to India’s presence in the United Nations Security Council from 2021.