Diplomatist Magazine Diplomatist April 2018 - Page 28

IN FOCUS INDIA, AZERBAIJAN REVIVE BILATERAL BONDS Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj pays a three-day visit to Azerbaijan where she held talks with the top leadership of the country and attended a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement. External Affairs Minister calls on Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan in Baku (April 04, 2018) A zerbaijan is an important country in the Caucasus region and India’s bond with it is budding well. Though oil and natural gas continue to rule the dissertation of their bilateral relations, with the passage of time, both the countries have recognised various other potential areas of cooperation, including, information and technology, pharmaceutical, science and technology, tourism, agriculture, and education. Albeit trade and economic linkages, old cultural relations are also contributing to deepening the engagement. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently paid an offi cial visit to Azerbaijan from 04 to 06 April 2018 to represent India at the Mid-Term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Swaraj participated in the NAM Mid-Term Ministerial Conference in Baku on 5-6 April under the theme of "Promoting international peace and security for sustainable development". Addressing the 18th mid-term ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Swaraj pushed for reforms of the United Nations Security Council and combating terrorism. “Terrorism is one of the foremost threats to international peace and security as it maims and kills “our citizens”, and undermines the ability to attain development goals, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said while addressing the NAM mid-term ministerial conference. The meeting was chaired by Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. On the sidelines of ѡ94ѥ͍ͥ͡)ݥѠѡAɕͥЁɉ %؁Ёѡ)AɕͥН́AѕɅѥݥѠѡѕ)ѼɅє݅́ѥ她ѕɅɕѥ́ݕѡ)ݼչɥ́ɕЁ͕ѽ̸+q]եљհ͍ͥ́ѡЁɽ՝ЁЁѡ)ٕѵЁѠͥ́Ѽɕѡѡ)ɕѥ͡ȁѡՅЁѡ́Ѡ)չɥ̳tM͡M݅ɅͅѕȁѥѡAɕͥи)ɥѡ٥ͥаM͡M݅ɅͼѕɅ)͍ͥ́ݥѠѡɕ5ѕȁɉ)5ɽظ)Aɕ٥ͱ䰁ѡɕ5ѕȁɉ)ѕɅ٥ͥЁѼ%5̸!ͽեљհ(؃Ʌɑ䁅AѕѥѥЃY؃%ՔЃɥఁ9