Foreign secretary S Jaishankar meets UK editors, scholars

  • Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times, London
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2016 19:28 IST
Foreign secretary S Jaishankar (ANI Photo)

Amid increasing reports and comment in the Western media about recent events in India, foreign secretary S Jaishankar met editors of British newspapers and scholars during a two-day visit here this week.

No details of the talks were available but a statement of the Indian high commission said: “Foreign Secretary...interacted with a select group of scholars and editors on a range of topics, including India’s foreign policy and regional and global issues of contemporary importance.”

Jaishankar followed up decisions taken during the November visit here of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during bilateral meetings with Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Letwin and national security adviser Mark Lyall Grant.

He attended the Extraordinary Meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, the high commission’s statement said.

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