Dr S Jaishankar - Mauritius

The India-supported Metro Express has emerged as a symbol of New Mauritius: Dr S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister :

Pleasure to be taken on this ride!

With FM & Transport Minister Alan Ganoo on the India-supported Metro Express.

Has emerged as a symbol of New Mauritius.

Inaugurated the new High Commission building in Mauritius.

This green & efficient project reflects New India.

Confident it will inspire the work of HCI Port Louis even more.

Grateful to PM Jugnauth Kumar and FM Alan Ganoo for joining us.

Reviewed the Dagotière Social Housing Project, accompanied by DPM & Housing Minister Louis Steven Obeegadoo.

Delighted that the 956 Housing Units, built with Indian support, will be occupied soon.

Thank our workers who have done India proud.

Warm and sunny – the weather and our friendship. Good to be back in Maldives: Dr S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister:

Warm and sunny – the weather and our friendship.

Good to be back in Maldives. Thank FM Abdulla Shahid for the welcome.

An extraordinarily deep partnership reaffirmed. Comprehensive talks with FM Abdulla Shahid. Deeply appreciate our close cooperation during Covid. Agreed to look beyond at post-pandemic economic recovery.

Handed over 100,000 additional doses of COVID vaccine to FM Abdulla Shahid and Health Minister Ahmed Naseem.

Witnessed the exchange of agreements on a wide range of domains we are working on together – incliding fish processing, public broadcasting, sustainable urban development, road infrastructure & housing. Emblematic of our strong & multi-faceted development partnership.

Delighted to inaugurate jointly with FM Abdulla Shahid the Hulhumalé Central Park and the Westside Arrival Jetty. India is privileged to partner with Housing Development Corporation on the expansion of infrastructure in Hulhumalé.

Dr S Jaishankar in SriLanka

Pleased to call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Dr S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister :

Pleased to call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Conveyed warm greetings from PM Narendra Modi.

Discussed cooperation for post-Covid health and economic recovery.

India will be a reliable partner in Sri Lanka’s development.

Thank FM Dinesh Gunawardena for his invitation and hospitality.

Appropriate that Sri Lanka is my first visit in 2021.

Reviewed our cooperarion and will work closely to fulfil the vision of our leaders.

Dr S Jaishankar Qatar

Deeply value the Amir of Qatar’s warm sentiments for Indian community: Dr S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister:

Called on H.H. Tamim Bin Hamad, Amir of Qatar.

Handed over a personal communication from PM Narendra Modi.

Deeply value H.H.’s warm sentiments for Indian community.

Impressed by his vision of taking our partnership to a new level.

Thank @MBA_AlThani_ Deputy PM and Foreign Minister of Qatar for a very productive visit.

Reviewed the entire gamut of our growing partnership. Discussed regional and multilateral developments.

Looking forward to welcoming him to India for the Joint Commission meeting.

Began my Qatar visit with the India-Qatar Business Roundtable: Dr S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister :

Began my Qatar visit with the India-Qatar Business Roundtable.

Appreciate the commitment for strengthening our business partnerships.

Briefed them about new opportunities flowing from Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Thank Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Faisal, the Chairpersons of QCCI and QBA.

Dr S Jaishankar
Squash Courts India News

We have to democratise sport, most of the sports in which we have done well is because it has been democratised: Dr S Jaishankar

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports via PIB India:

Union Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar laid the foundation stone of 6 squash courts at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in the presence of Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi today.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Jaishankar who is himself a sports enthusiast and an avid squash player hailed the project and said he looks forward to coming and playing squash at the facility once it is ready.

He said, “India has tremendous sporting talent, it has able and enthusiastic coaches who would give time to building that talent.

What was missing was the place where the talent could meet the coaches. I am sure this will be a model facility and moreover a catalyst to see many more facilities come up.

We have to democratise sport, it must not be a privilege. Most of the sports in which we have done well is because it has been democratised. I hope in the case of squash it is one step in that direction.”

The project has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs. 5.52 crores across an area of 750 square metres and has an estimated completion time of 6 months.

The facility will have 6 single squash courts, of which 3 courts can be converted as doubles courts using movable walls.

Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju said that this new facility is going to produce world champions.

He said, “To have a space in the National Stadium itself has its own significance. To have a space in this complex will give an edge to that facility.

This 6 court squash facility is not only going to be World-class but also a Centre of Excellence where we will be producing world champions and I am sure upcoming budding players will take maximum benefit of this centre.

Our effort is that players should not have to look around for facilities, we will provide them the facilities.”

Squash has been one of India’s most successful sports at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, with the likes of Sourav Ghosal, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa winning laurels for the country.

The event was attended by various dignitaries including Shri Sandip Pradhan, Director General, Sports Authority of India; Cyrus Poncha, Secretary General Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI); Shri Neelesh Shah, Director (Projects), NBCC among others.

Welcomed the recently arrived High Commissioners/Ambassadors: Dr S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister:

Pleased to host a farewell lunch for departing High Commissioners/Ambassadors of Tunisia, Ghana, Spain and Nigeria. Thank them for their services and support to the relationship.

Welcomed the recently arrived High Commissioners/Ambassadors of Australia, Uzbekistan, New Zealand, Singapore, Rwanda, Switzerland, Malta and Botswana.