ADVERTISEMENT

Sushma, Fiji PM discuss defence cooperation

Sushma, Fiji PM discuss defence cooperation

Published
Hot News
2 min read
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (File Photo: IANS)
Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. (File Photo: IANS)
Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. (File Photo: IANS)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Sep 26 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama have discussed defence cooperation between their countries on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting.
After the meeting on Tuesday, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said they were "building upon a historical relationship with an important Pacific partner of India".
They discussed "development assistance, capacity building and defence cooperation," he tweeted.
In 2017, during Fiji's Minster for Defence Ratu Inoke Kubuabola's visit to New Delhi, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation covering defence industry, military training and humanitarian assistance and disaster management.
The Indian Defence Ministry said at that time Kubuabola and Arun Jaitley, who was holding the defence portfolio then, "discussed expanded defence partnership in maritime security between both the countries, and naval cooperation was identified as an area of promise."
Sushma Swaraj and Suriname Foreign Minister of Deborah Pollack-Beighle met on Tuesday and discussed cooperation in capacity building, traditional medicine and pharmaceuticals, and followed up to President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Suriname in June, Kumar tweeted.
She also met Estonia's Foreign Minister of Sven Mikser and "had a good exchange of views on intensifying cooperation in IT, trade and investment, culture, education, tourism and multilateral fora," he tweeted.
On Wednesday, Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to meet with Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma and Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
Sushma Swaraj will be speaking at the High-Level Meeting on Climate Change convened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Committee on Palestine.
(Arul Louis can be reached at arul.l@ians.in and followed on Twitter at @arulouis)
--IANS
al/in/sed

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT