External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, on Monday, addressed India’s Heads of Missions in New Delhi on the last day of a three-day conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the conference on the final day.
At the 9th Heads of Mission Conference, Swaraj praised India’s rising global presence.
India’s global profile and prestige has gone up significantly since PM Modi assumed office, said Swaraj in her speech.
PM Modi also addressed the conference where he called for a bigger role to be played India in achieving global peace.
“India can play a major role in today’s unstable world to achieve global peace & prosperity” : Inspiring address by PM @narendramodi – his 4th – at the 9th Heads of Mission Conference. EAM @SushmaSwaraj, @Gen_VKSingh, @mjakbar, senior officials and Heads of Missions were present. pic.twitter.com/HrjzQgimV2
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 2, 2018
On Sunday, the envoys had deliberated upon the India’s foreign policy priorities, including the role of India’s soft power in achieving its objectives.
The envoys also met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at his residence.
There are higher expectations from us as a country from our citizens living outside. I compliment EAM @SushmaSwaraj for her exemplary leadership. She has given a new confidence to our people abroad in the ability of our Govt to reach out to them when in need #PresidentKovind — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 30, 2018
The President spoke about how global expectations from India were on the rise. Vice President Naidu called for a bigger role for India in global discourse.
We need to weave the narrative of India by deftly drawing upon the country’s unique treasures and the timeless values as well as bring alive the excitement of the current phase of economic growth and transformative momentum in contemporary India. @MEAIndia
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) July 1, 2018
The conference was inaugurated on Saturday by Sushma Swaraj. This year the conference is themed ‘Unprecedented Outreach:Unparalleled Outcomes”.
(With inputs from agencies)