Vice President Ansari Set to Leave for Brunei Darussalam and Thailand

Published: 01st February 2016 09:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2016 09:28 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari will leave for Brunei Darussalam and Thailand this morning on a five-day tour on the invitation of the leaders of the host nations.

The trip is aimed at carrying forward India’s bilateral engagements with the two key South East Asian nations. This will be the first ever visit of a Vice President of India to Brunei after establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations in May 1984. In Thailand, a Vice President level visit is taking place after fifty years.

Enhancing cooperation in various regional and multilateral forums, strengthening traditional bonds in defence, security, health, space, science and technology and a host of other fields will be the focus of the talks during the visit. The Vice President will be joined by Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, four Members of Parliament and senior officials.

Vice President Ansari would address Universities of the two countries. Signing of MoUs in different fields is also expected during the tour.

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