Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled for a five-day visit to South America’s Guatemala, Peru, and Panama, starting May 6.
He is expected to talk on bilateral trade during the meet.
This will be the Vice President’s first overseas visit after assuming office. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Sumanbahi Bhabhor, four Members of Parliament and senior officers of the Govt. of India, said a press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs on May 3.
During the visit, the Vice President will hold meetings at the highest levels in those countries. Further, he will interact with a score of respective parliamentarians of Guatemala, Peru, and Panama.
A range of bilateral issues including the strengthening of institutional mechanisms for political interactions, multilateral matters, investments, trade and commerce, capacity building, information technology, traditional medicines, space, defense, and culture are expected to be discussed during the visit.
Naidu will also visit various eminent universities of the three countries and further meet members of the Indian Diaspora.
Earlier in July 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Brazil and held a meeting with several South American leaders which was followed by his visit to Mexico in 2016.