Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India’s Foreign Secretary is visiting UK on 3 and 4 November 2020 after his successful trip to France and Germany.
On Tuesday he spoke at the Policy Exchange on India’s vision of the Indo-Pacific. On Wednesday after his scheduled bilateral meetings, the Minister will join India Inc's Manoj Ladwa in a conversation titled ‘Global India, Resilient India- Opportunities in New World Order’.
In Germany, the Foreign Secretary highlighted common interest between India and Germany to combat terrorism and welcomed Berlin’s strategy on the Indo-Pacific. He met with Dr Jan Hecker, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the German Chancellor, Niels Annen, Minister of State, German Foreign Office and interacted with diplomats and think tanks. He also discussed the ‘immense’ scope for collaboration between India and Germany in tech-driven sectors including AI.
In France he held a productive meeting with Alice Guitton, France’s France's Director-General of International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS), during which they discussed Indo-Pacific region and maritime security, defence partnership and regional security cooperation.
The Indian Embassy in France tweeted, "Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had a productive meeting with Ms. Alice Guitton, Director General, DGRIS with discussions on Indo-Pacific region & maritime security, defence partnership & regional security cooperation."