Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu reached Estonia on Tuesday, where he will partake in discussions on bilateral relationships.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is currently in Estonia, the final leg of his five day visit to Baltic countries, to intensify Estonia’s bilateral cooperation with India. The Vice President also went to Lithuania and Latvia during this visit.
“On the final leg of his visit, Vice President @VenkaiahNaidu arrived in Tallinn, Estonia. Will hold talks with various Estonian leaders to further intensify India-Estonia co-operation,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ravish Kumar tweeted.
The Vice President was received by Ms.Vani Rao, Ambassador of India to Finland and Estonia, Ms. Katrin Kivi, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to India, Mr. Lauri Bambus, Chief of State Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other officials.
During his stay in Estonia on August 20 and August 21, the Vice President will call on President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Juri Ratas, and the President of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) Henn Polluaas.
Naidu will also address the heads of missions’ conference during his visit. Confederation of Indian Industry will lead the India Estonia business forum. The Vice President is also scheduled to meet the Indian community residing in Estonia.
“The visit of the Vice President to the three Baltic countries is to advance India’s outreach to the important countries in the region. This visit will provide an opportunity to brief the Baltic countries and their views on enhanced opportunities for cooperation, thus further strengthening our existing friendly ties,” the MEA stated.
Earlier, the Vice President had stressed on the need to strengthen economic and cultural relationship with the Baltic nations. During his visit to Latvia, Naidu noted that the Indian community can act as good “mediums for bringing foreign investments, technology, expertise and goodwill” to both Latvia and India. Further, Lithuania asserted that it will support India’s demand for membership of the United Nations Security Council.