India, Malta sign 3 MoUs as VP Naidu holds talks with President of Malta

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu pose for a photograph with a group of Indians, in Floriana, Malta, Sunday, September 16, 2018. Minister of State for Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla, High Commissioner of India to Malta, Rajesh Vaishnaw and other dignitaries are also seen. (PTI Photo)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu pose for a photograph with a group of Indians, in Floriana, Malta, Sunday, September 16, 2018. Minister of State for Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla, High Commissioner of India to Malta, Rajesh Vaishnaw and other dignitaries are also seen. (PTI Photo)

India and Malta signed three MoUs on Monday, including one on maritime cooperation, as Vice President Venkaiah Naidu held comprehensive discussions with the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca on ways to enhance bilateral relations.

Naidu, who arrived here on Sunday, is the first senior Indian leader to visit the Mediterranean nation in last 28 years.

The vice president, who is also the chairman of Rajya Sabha, was accorded a ceremonial welcome by Coleiro Preca.

“A relationship that is coming of age! Giving impetus to bilateral relationship through high level engagements, Vice President met with President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Naidu and Coleiro Preca led delegation-level talks between and discussed tourism, manufacturing, education and shipping, Kumar tweeted.

During the visit, the two sides signed three MoUs for collaboration between the Foreign Services Institutes of the two nations and cooperation in maritime and tourism.

(PTI)