New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind alongside along with his spouse Savita Kovind departed for Jamaica and St Vincent and Grenadines on Saturday.
President can pay a seven-day state visit to Jamaica and St Vincent and Grenadines from May 15 and 21.
He will ship an tackle on the joint sitting of Parliament in Jamaica.
This can be the primary visit by the Head of State of India to these two nations and is reflective of India’s dedication to small island creating states and to the CARICOM, which is the Caribbean neighborhood, of which each these nations are members.
The President can be accompanied by his spouse, Minister of State of Finance Pankaj Chaudhary and members of Parliament Satish Kumar Gautam and Rama Devi. Addressing a press briefing forward of the visit, Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East) within the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that President Kovind will visit Jamaica from May 15-18 earlier than departing for Saint Vincent and Grenadines (SVG).
“The visit (to Jamaica) is of historic significance as a result of it’s taking place at an necessary milestone within the historical past of each nations. This 12 months is the sixtieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between India and Jamaica. India and Jamaica are additionally celebrating the seventy fifth and sixtieth anniversaries of their independence respectively,” he stated.
During the course of his visit, the President will maintain discussions with the Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Andrew Holness. He will ship an tackle on the joint sitting of Parliament and take part in a neighborhood reception. The Governor General and her partner will host a banquet in honour of the President and Savita Kovind.
President Kovind will even maintain interactions with the numerous Indian neighborhood within the Island nation, and numerous agreements are additionally anticipated to be signed between the 2 nations.
This 12 months marks the 176th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in Jamaica. Jamaica has a 70,000 robust Indian diaspora. President Kovind will visit Saint Vincent and Grenadines from May 18-21 and will maintain conferences with Governor-General Susan Dougan and PM Ralph Gonsalves.
President Kovid will even participate in actions together with a banquet hosted by the Governor General, a working lunch and a reception hosted by the Prime Minister, in addition to interactions with the Indian neighborhood and locals within the small Island nation. “This first-ever visit from India to Jamaica and SVG highlights our dedication to growth partnership and sharing of expertise, information and expertise with small island creating states,” Saurabh Kumar stated.
“The visit additionally underlines the significance we connect to our relationships with the Caribbean Community,” he added.