New Delhi: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu departed today for a 6-day visit to Guatemala, Panama and Peru. This is the first official foreign visit of Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu since he assumed office of the Vice President in August last year.
The Vice President said his visit will strengthen relations with these Latin American countries.
“India attaches significant importance to friendly relationship with the countries in this region,” said Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu.
“I will be holding meetings at the highest levels in all these three countries. I will also interact with Parliamentarians, University Students and meet members of the Indian Diaspora.
Strengthening institutional mechanisms for political interaction, multilateral matters, trade and commerce, investments, Information Technology, traditional medicine, space, defence and culture will be some of the key issues for deliberations. I look forward to a fruitful visit,” he added.
Ambassadors of Guatemala, Panama and Peru to India, Mr. Giovanni Castillo, Dr. Gilberto LIerena Garcia and Mr. Jorge Juan Castaneda Mendez respectively were present at the airport to see off the Vice President on his maiden visit abroad.