External Affairs Minister (EAM), Sushma Swaraj on 26 August 2018 departed for a four-day visit to Vietnam and Cambodia. In Vietnam, Swaraj is scheduled to co-chair the 16th meeting of the Joint Commission along with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh. She will also call upon Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
On August 27, the EAM will inaugurate the third edition of the Indian Ocean Conference. The EAM will on August 29 head to Cambodia, where she will hold bilateral meetings with the Cambodian Foreign Affairs Minister, Prak Sokhonn. Swaraj will also meet Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and President of Senate Say Chhum.
The visit of EAM to Vietnam and Cambodia 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 our strategic engagement with these countries and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region. Earlier this month, Swaraj participated in the World Hindi Conference in Mauritius. She also visited Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and held bilateral meetings there.