As it looks to expand diplomatic footprint, India to open new mission in Lithuania
This will deepen political relations and strategic cooperation with Lithuania
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accorded approval to the opening of a new Indian Mission in Lithuania this year.
Opening of an Indian Mission in Lithuania will help expand India’s diplomatic footprint, deepen political relations and strategic cooperation, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday.
It will enable growth of bilateral trade, investment and economic engagements, facilitate stronger people-to-people contacts, allow for more sustained political outreach in multilateral fora and help garner support for India’s foreign policy objectives, the MEA noted.
The Indian Mission in Lithuania will also better assist the Indian community and protect their interests, the MEA statement added.
The decision to open a new Indian Mission in Lithuania is a forward-looking step in pursuit of the government’s national priority of growth and development or ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’, it stated.
According to the statement, enhancement of India’s diplomatic presence will 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’, it noted.