New Delhi, August 16, 2022: Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, (MoS) Meenakashi Lekhi will pay an official visit to Norway (16-18 August), Iceland (19-20 August) and Malta (21-23 August).
During her visit to Oslo, MoS Meenakashi Lekhi will meet Anniken Huitfeldt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway. She will also participate in a panel discussion on India-Norway Green Energy Cooperation together with Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Climate and Environment in Arendal.
In Reykjavik, MoS Meenakashi Lekhi will have discussions with Thordis Kolbrun Gylfadottir, Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Ms Lilja Alfredsdóttir, Minister of Culture & Business Affairs. She will also pay a courtesy call on Birgir Ármannsson, Speaker of the Parliament.
In Valletta, MoS will pay a courtesy call on Dr. George Vella, President of Malta and will have discussions with Dr. Ian Borg, Minister for Foreign & European Affairs and Trade. She will also meet the Minister of Tourism as well as the Minister for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government.
In addition to bilateral meetings, MoS will interact with a cross-section of members of Indian diaspora and participate in cultural/yoga events as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations in the three countries.
MoS’ visit will further the momentum of high level exchanges, and provide an opportunity to strengthen cooperation with the three countries bilaterally and in the multilateral fora.