New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the opening of 3 Indian Missions in Estonia, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic in 2021, according to a press statement from the Cabinet issued on Wednesday, 30th December, which added that opening of the Indian Missions in these countries will help expand India’s diplomatic footprint, deepen political relations, enable the growth of bilateral trade, investment and economic engagements, facilitate stronger people-to-people contacts, bolster political outreach in multilateral fora, and help garner support for India’s foreign policy objectives. The Indian mission in these countries will also better assist the Indian community and protect their interests.
The objective of India’s foreign policy is to build a conducive environment for India’s growth and development through partnerships with friendly countries, the statement said, adding that there are presently Missions and Posts across the world which serve as conduits of India’s relations with partner countries.
The statement said that the decision to open these 3 new Indian Missions is a forward-looking step in pursuit of India’s national priority of growth and development or ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Enhancement of India’s diplomatic presence will, inter alia, provide market access for Indian companies and bolster Indian exports of goods and services, which is expected to have a direct impact in augmenting domestic production and employment in line with the goal of a self-reliant India or ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the statement concluded.
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