TALLINN: India and Estonia held their 12th Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) in New Delhi on 12 April 2023. The Indian side was led by Shri Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs. The Estonian side was led by Ms Kyllike Sillaste-Elling, Undersecretary for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.
India and Estonia share a warm and cordial bilateral relationship, and have regular exchanges at both political and official levels. Trade between India and Estonia has increased in recent years, despite the adverse effects of the pandemic.
The FOC provided an opportunity for reviewing bilateral engagements and for exchanging views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, including developments in our respective neighbourhoods, EU, Ukraine conflict, India’s Presidency of G20, cooperation in multilateral fora, and UNSC reforms. Both sides also discussed furthering relations in sectors such as trade and investments, Cyber and Digital Cooperation and cultural linkages.
Both sides agreed to hold the next round of Foreign Office Consultations at mutually convenient dates in Tallinn.