New Delhi: Hon’ble Vice President of India, H.E. Mr.M. Venkaiah Naidu was visited Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from 17th-21st August 2019. The Vice President was accompanied by a high-level delegation including Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for HRD, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Smt. Ranee Narah, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha , Shri Manas Ranjan Bhunia, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Shri Ramesh Bidhuri, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and senior officers of the Government of India.
India and Baltic countries have historical connect and common linguistic roots. The cutting edge technology and innovation ecosystems of the Baltic countries complement India’s huge market and appetite for these technologies. Hon’ble VP’s visit was the first ever high level visit to the three Baltic countries .The visit takes place in the context of increasing political engagement, as well as intensified trade and commercial engagement.
Estonia (20-21 August, 2019)
The Vice President of India in Estonia was meet with President of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Ms Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister H.E. Mr Juri Ratas and the President of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament), H.E. Mr Henn Polluaas. As a special privilege , Hon’ble Vice President of India was also addressed the Estonian Head of Mission’s conference on India’s role in Indo-Pacific and address at the India-Estonia business forum led by CII from Indian side. He was meet with the Indian community in Estonia.
The visit of Vice President of India to the three Baltics countries is to advance India’s outreach to the important countries in the region. This visit was provided an opportunity to brief the Baltic countries and their views on enhanced opportunities for cooperation, thus further strengthening our existing friendly ties.