On the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met the foreign ministers of Bangladesh and Bahrain, AK Abdul Momen and Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa and reviewed the recent progress made in bilateral ties with the respective countries.
"Friendship spanning centuries. Ahead of the #CICA2019 summit in #Dushanbe EAM @DrSJaishankar met with Foreign Minister of Bahrain @khalidalkhalifa to discuss wide-ranging issues of mutual interest. @IndiaInBahrain @IndEmbDushanbe," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.
"A close neighbour, a closer partner. EAM @DrSJaishankar met with Foreign Minister of #Bangladesh @AKAbdulMomen in #Dushanbe to review the recent progress made in bilateral relations. EAM is in the Tajik capital to attend the #CICA2019 summit. @ihcdhaka @IndEmbDushanbe," Kumar said in another tweet.
The theme of the 5th Summit is "Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA Region". The summit will adopt a Declaration covering issues of cooperation within CICA, the MEA had said in a statement.
During the summit, CICA leaders are likely to deliberate on the existing and emerging issues of common concern to the members and underline implementation of confidence-building measures for developing Asia into a prosperous, secure and peaceful region.
India has been actively participating in various activities conducted under CICA.
On the sidelines of the summit, Jaishankar will also hold bilateral meetings.
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