Indian MoS to visit Guatemala, Bahamas & Jamaica from 5 – 10 July

The MoS - Minister of State for external affairs - Vellamvelly Muraleedharan would pay a visit to the Caribbean islands- the Bahamas, Jamaica and to Central American island - Guatemala from 5 July to 10 July 2021.

Regional: The MoS – Minister of State for external affairs – Vellamvelly Muraleedharan would pay a visit to the Caribbean islands– the Bahamas, Jamaica and to Central American island – Guatemala from 5 July to 10 July 2021.

This announcement was made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday in a press release statement.

The Minister would visit Guatemala from 5 July to 6 July, during which he would meet the Minister of Economy of Guatemala. He would further interact with the Guatemalas’ business community, the Heads of the Chambers of Commerce & Industry in order to enhance the bilateral trades and boost investment with the Central American nation.

He would further meet the people of the Indian community too.

After that, the Minister would visit Jamaica Caribbean island from 7 to 8 July 2021. The Minister would inaugurate the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at May Pen City & would also visit the Old Harbour Bay (where the Indians landed for the first time, 175 years ago). Despite this, he would also interact with the business leaders, Jamaican society and the Indian community residing in Jamaica.

Muraleedharan would then pay a visit to the Bahamas from 9 July to 10 July 2021, during which the MoS would communicate with the people of the Bahamian society, which would include the business leaders and the Indian community people.

This would be the first standalone visit of an Indian Minister to the Caribbean island.

India shares a very cordial relationship with the Bahamas and Jamaica and is based on the cultural heritage, English language, membership of the Commonwealth and on democracy.

It is believed by the Indian government that this visit of the MoS would give opportunities for reviewing the progress in the bilateral ties of India with the Caribbean nations.

This visit would also help to strengthen the multifaceted relationship with all the three nations, including in SICA and the Caribbean Community – CARICOM.