Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 30
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the opening of three missions in Estonia, Paraguay and Dominican Republic in 2021.
The opening of the 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, said an official press release
Indian missions in these countries will also better assist the Indian community and protect their interests, it added.
“The decision to open these new Indian Missions is a forward-looking step in pursuit of our national priority of growth and development or ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’. “
“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’,’’ added the release.