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Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania to India (October 08-11, 2017)

October 09, 2017

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, H.E. Mr. Linas Linkevičius, is visiting India from 8-11 October 2017. He is accompanied by senior officials of his Ministry. FM Linkevičius visited India earlier in November 2013.

FM Linkevičius had a meeting with External Affairs Minister, Smt Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on 9 October. The two Ministers held discussions on various aspects of bilateral ties as well as important regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The visit marks the celebration of 25 years of diplomatic relations between India and Lithuania. India’s economic ties with Lithuania have strengthened with an Indian investment in plastic sector in Lithuania’s Special Economic Zone and the growing awareness about the prospects in agriculture sector. An MoU on Agriculture and Allied Sectors was signed in 2016. Lithuania has a rich tradition of studying Indology and there are many common words between Lithuanian and Sanskrit languagues. The discussions between the two Ministers focused on building closer cooperation in the areas of trade & investment, agriculture, culture, tourism etc. During the visit, the two Ministers signed the Treaty on Extradition between India and Lithuania and the Protocol amending and supplementing the Agreement between India and Lithuania relating to Air Services. FM Linkevičius presented to EAM Sushma Swaraj Sanskrit-Lithuanian Mala, a dictionary of 108 common Sanskrit and Lithuanian words.

FM Linkevičius called on Hon’ble Vice President of India in New Delhi on 9 October.

FM Linkevičius will be visiting Mumbai from 10-11 October where he will have an interaction with the business community. FM Linkevičius and Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M.J. Akbar will attend the Lithuania National Symphony Orchestra concert being organized in Mumbai on 10 October for the Centenary of the Republic of Lithuania.

New Delhi
October 09, 2017

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