UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4062
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.04.2022
VISITS OF FOREIGN DIGNITARIES
†4062. SHRI NEERAJ DANGI:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) the details of the foreign dignitaries who visited India in the last two years till date;
(b) whether any bilateral agreements have been signed with them;
(c) if so, the details thereof; and
(d) the steps taken by Government to keep good relations with these countries?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]
(a) to (c) Information is placed at Annexure I.
(d) High level visits are an important means by which nations serve their national interests and implement their foreign policy objectives. Visits by dignitaries enable enhanced understanding of India’s perspectives on regional and global issues among foreign partners at the highest level. These visits and the understandings/agreements reached therein enable India to strengthen relations with partner countries across a wide range of sectors including trade & investment, technology and defence collaboration. Such outcomes also contribute to India’s national development agenda to promote economic growth and well being of our people. At the multilateral level, India is increasingly contributing to shaping the global agenda on an array of cross-cutting issues such as climate change, trans-national crime, terrorism, cyber security and nuclear non-proliferation, while also offering the world India’s own unique initiatives for addressing global challenges. These initiatives, inter alia, include International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.