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Dec 08, 2018
9:24PM

Foreign Minister of Iceland meets Sushma Swaraj in Delhi

PTI
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson today met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and held discussions on bilateral, multilateral and international issues of interest.

External Affairs Ministry in a statement said, the two Ministers appreciated the start of direct flights between Iceland and India which will boost trade and cultural ties. 

The two sides noted that in the areas such as geo-thermal energy, fisheries, IT, pharmaceuticals and tourism, the two countries could establish strong partnership. The Icelandic Minister appreciated growing opportunities for Icelandic companies in the fast-growing Indian economy.

The two Ministers expressed satisfaction at the ongoing cooperation at multilateral and international forums. The two Ministers also discussed the possibility of enhanced cooperation in the Arctic Council, an inter-governmental Forum of Arctic states where India has an Observer status.

During the visit, the Icelandic Foreign Minister also met Minister of State for Tourism and Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy. He would also visit Agra and Jaipur.
Mr Thórdarson, who is on a 8-day visit to India, arrived in New Delhi yesterday. 

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