Sweden sees India's point about terror

NEW DELHI: Days after expressing reservations about India's actions in Kashmir, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde met Monday with her counterpart S Jaishankar for intensive discussions to intensify cooperation on international platforms to combat terrorism .

“Broad conversation with the Swedish FM Ann Linde. He discussed the expansion of bilateral cooperation in the environment, manufacturing, health and smart cities. He urged greater mobility of Indian talent, Jaishankar tweeted after the talks.

Strong identity of views on multilateralism. We agreed on a new consultation mechanism. It will cooperate closely in the UN, ”he added. Linde tweeted: Our countries have long-standing relationships and we are united to promote an international order based on standards, a key to peace and prosperity. Their conversations took place during the visit of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden who are on a six-day tour of India.

Jaishankar also discussed with Linde the challenge of terrorism , especially crossborder terrorism . “Emphasised that right to life is the most basic human right. Agreed to work together in international forums to address this key challenge of terrorism ,” he said.

This was a response to the statement of the Swedish parliament on Kashmir. The royal visit began with a ceremonial reception on the esplanade, which began at 11 am given the beginning of winter in Delhi. Jaishankar called them first thing in the morning followed by delegation talks and lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The royal couple also visited some historic tourist sites in old Delhi.