Meenakshi Lekhi set to leave for an official visit to Uzbekistan and Switzerland today

The Minister of State for External Affairs will visit Uzbekistan and Switzerland. On this 7 day official trip she will have bilateral talks to sustain the relationship with both the countries.

September 23 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi, is set to leave for a 7-day official visit to Uzbekistan and Switzerland, an official statement said by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs

The visit comes in light to sustain the bilateral ties with both Uzbekistan and Switzerland as India has always maintained a close and friendly relations with both the countries.

Meenakshi Lekhi will first visit Uzbekistan from 23rd to 26th September where she will meet Abdulaziz Kamilov, Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan and Ozodbek Nazarbekov, Minister of Culture of Uzbekistan.

According to the statement by MEA, Lekhi will deliver a lecture on ‘India’s democratic traditions’ in the national capital at the Tashkent State University of Law.

While she will also have interaction with the members of the Indian community as well as with the Indian students of Bukhara State University and Samarkand State Medical Institute respectively.

After her visit in Uzbekistan, the MoS will fly down to Switzerland where she will stay from 27th to 30th September. Where she will have discussions with Ignazio Cassis, Federal Councillor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Minister) and Alain Berset, Federal Councillor, Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture.

She will also take part in addressing the first NZZ Impact Finance Conference on Infrastructure in emerging markets – an engine of growth and real impact. Lekhi will then address the Annual General Meeting of Swiss-India Chamber of Commerce and meet the Indo-Swiss community in Geneva before returning back to India.