India, Brazil Discuss Key Areas of Cooperation at First 2+2 Defence and Foreign Ministerial Dialogue

Foreign Affairs

New Delhi: The first ‘2+2’ defence and foreign ministerial dialogue between India and Brazil took place in Delhi on March 14. India and Brazil explored ways to expand cooperation in areas of energy, critical minerals, technology and counter-terrorism.

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According to external affairs ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal, the talks spanned various key areas of cooperation. “Discussions spanned defence, space, energy, critical minerals, tech, counter-terrorism and regional, multilateral & other issues of mutual interest,” he said on ‘X’.

The ministerial dialogue was co-chaired by additional secretary in the external affairs ministry G V Srinivas and joint secretary in the defence ministry Vishwesh Negi. The Brazilian delegation was led by Director at Brazilian foreign ministry Marcelo Camara and Rear Admiral Fernando de Luca Marques de Oliviera.

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