Sushma Swaraj the External Affairs Minister held a series of joint meetings with several of her foreign counterparts. The main topics of the discussion were a host of issues, including trade, investment, and capacity building.

Sushma met Spanish foreign minister Joseph Borrell, Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Morocco’s Nasser Bourita, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini and Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick on the sidelines of the high-level session of the 73rd UN General Assembly that took place here on Monday.

Ministry of External affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that “relations are characterized by warmth and cordiality! EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Foreign Minister of Colombia, @CarlosHolmesTru met on the sidelines of #UNGA2018. Discussing cooperation on trade & investment, pharma, mining, petroleum, and capacity building.”

He further stated in another tweet that Sushma and Borrell explored ways to intensify ties in investment, renewable energy, water treatment, tourism and their contribution to our flagship initiatives. On Sushma’s meeting with Nepal, he said, a close neighbor and a friend! EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Foreign Minister of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali met on the sidelines of the #UNGA2018 and took stock of our bilateral relationship.

Scoring 25 years of India’s political relations with Liechtenstein, Raveesh said that the two ministers exchanged views on enhancing bilateral relations in trade & investment, particularly through participation at Indian trade fairs, & tourism.

A strategic partnership is based on common values of social equality, freedom, and rule of law, he tweeted further on Swaraj’s bilateral meeting with Mogherini. Both of them discussed the issues associated with trade and investment and exchanged views on the regional and global issues.

A historical relationship since Ibn Batuta days! EAM @SushmaSwaraj & Morocco Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita discussed strengthening cooperation in areas of commerce, pharma, cybersecurity, defense, and culture, said Raveesh.