Her Italy visit will be the first major political exchange between India and Italy following the swearing in of Giuseppe Conte as Italy’s new Prime Minister on 1st June 2018. During her visit, Swaraj will call on Prime Minister Conte and also meet her counterpart, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, and review the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The External Affairs Minister will visit France on the second leg of her 4 nation visit where she will hold discussions with her French counterpart. She will also visit Luxembourg and Belgium. This will be the first-ever visit to Luxembourg by an External Affairs Minister from India.
The visit to the four European nations will provide an opportunity to hold in-depth discussions with the political leadership on a wide range of global, regional and bilateral issues and advance India’s growing strategic engagement with the European Union.