Minister of Foreign Affairs Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Secretary General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs François Delattre via video link on Monday discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and reviewed the progress of their multifaceted cooperation.
Mr. Jaishankar, in a tweet, said: “Wide-ranging discussion with French FM @JY_LeDrian. Matters covered by contemporary security and political importance. ”
“Also agreed to address the challenges associated with COVIDs in the areas of health and aviation. I thanked him for the unwavering support of the UNSC and we look forward to working together, “he said.
The discussion between the two foreign ministers comes at a time when the Indian and Chinese armies are locked in a bitter deadlock in several places in eastern Ladakh in the past seven weeks, and tension has increased in many ways after that 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent confrontation in Galwan Valley on June 15.