New Delhi: Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the opening of three Indian Missions in Estonia, Paraguay and Dominican Republic in 2021.
Opening of Indian Missions in these countries will help expand India’s diplomatic footprint, deepen political relations, enable 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.
Indian mission in these countries will also better assist the Indian community and protect their interests.
Briefing the media after the cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the objective of our foreign policy is to build a conducive environment for India’s growth and development through partnerships with friendly countries. There are presently Indian Missions and Posts across the world which serve as conduits of our relations with partner countries, he further said.
Enhancement of India’s diplomatic presence will, inter-alia, provide market access for Indian companies and bolster Indian exports of goods and services. This would have a direct impact in augmenting domestic production and employment in line with our goal of a self-reliant India or ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the Minister added.