(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi, who
arrived in Norway on an official visit, met Secretary General of
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Torke Hattrem and discussed
expanding bilateral cooperation in various fields including energy,
culture and technology.
Meenakshi Lekhi will be in Norway from August 16 to 18 as part
of her three-nation visit. She will be in Iceland on August 19 and
20 and visit Malta from August 21 to 23.
“Happy to start my visit to Norway with a meeting with Secretary
General of Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Torke Hattrem. We
discussed our expanding bilateral cooperation in various fields
including energy, culture and technology. We agreed to work
together to enhance our partnership across sectors,” Lekhi said in
During her visit to Norway, MoS 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, Lekhi will have discussions with Thordis Kolbrun
Gylfadottir, Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Lilja
Alfredsdottir, Minister of Culture and Business Affairs. She will
also pay a courtesy call on Birgir Armannsson, Speaker of the
In Valletta, the union minister will pay a courtesy call on Dr.
George Vella, President of Malta and will have discussions with Dr.
Ian Borg, Minister for Foreign and 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.
The 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, an official
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