Jaishankar holds talks with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab; discusses bilateral issues, COVID-19

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Matera (Italy), Jun 29 (PTI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and the two leaders reviewed the progress in bilateral ties and discussed global, regional issues and COVID-19 pandemic.

Jaishankar, who arrived in Italy from Greece on the second leg of this two-nation tour on Monday, met Raab on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meetings.

“Met UK Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab this morning. Reviewed the progress of our bilateral Road Map. Discussed the state of the world, regional issues, Covid and Climate Action,” Jaishankar tweeted.

The G20 summit is scheduled to be held in Italy in October. India is expected to hold the presidency of the G20 in 2022.

The G20 is an influential bloc that brings together the world's major economies.

The G20 member countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. PTI CPS ZH CPS

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