Jaishankar to visit Georgia after Moscow, first visit by an Indian foreign minister to independent Georgia

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New Delhi

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is going on a two-day visit to Georgia on Friday. During his visit, he will exchange views with his counterpart there on various aspects of bilateral relations and issues of regional and global interest. A statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said that this will be the first visit by an Indian Foreign Minister to independent Georgia. The ministry said Jaishankar will visit Georgia on July 9 and 10 at the invitation of Georgia’s Deputy Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister David Jalakliani.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar held bilateral talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for bilateral talks. During his visit, he talked about the growing influence of China at a program of Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow. Let us inform that in April this year, the Russian Foreign Minister had visited India. India and Russia are scheduled to hold their annual summit later this year. However, it is unlikely to be an individual summit.

Let us inform that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had come on a two-day visit to India amid the Corona crisis. During this, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had detailed discussions with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov at Hyderabad House on the preparations for the India-Russia annual summit including various dimensions of bilateral relations. Apart from this, Jaishankar and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had issued a joint statement saying that the two countries will further enhance cooperation towards each other in many areas.

After the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, now External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also visited Russia. During this, various aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed. During this, the focus was on further strengthening the relationship between the two countries.