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QUESTION NO.2756 FOREIGN TRIPS OF DIGNITARIES

December 12, 2019

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2756
TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.12.2019

 

2756. SHRI M.P. VEERENDRA KUMAR:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the details of foreign trips undertaken by the President of India, the Prime Minister and the External Affairs Minister during each of the last five years and the current year;

(b) the details of foreign dignitaries who visited India during the last five years and the current year, country-wise;

(c) the total amount of funds spent by Government on the said visits; and

(d) the details of the benefits accrued to India by these visits as a result thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) Information is placed at Annexure 1 (b) Information is placed at Annexure 2 (c) Information is placed at Annexure 3 (d) High level visits are an important means by which nations serve their national interests and implement their foreign policy objectives. Visits by dignitaries enable enhanced understanding of India’s perspectives on regional and global issues among foreign partners at the highest level. These visits and the understandings reached therein enable India to strengthen relations with partner countries across a wide range of sectors including trade & investment, technology and defence collaboration. Such outcomes also contribute to India’s national development agenda to promote economic growth and well being of our people. At the multilateral level, India is increasingly contributing to shaping the global agenda on an array of cross-cutting issues such as climate change, trans-national crime & terrorism, cyber security & nuclear non-proliferation, while also offering the world India’s own unique solutions to global partners for addressing global issues, like the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

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