Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu interacted with people of Indian origin at a reception hosted by ambassador of Guatemala.
He started his speech in Hindi and talked about his communication and engagement with people being in public life personality. He also narrated the story of India and asked the people to be a part of that story. He also mentioned latest economic reforms of the government and cherished the successful efforts to bridge the gaps between privileged and under privileged.
Earlier, the Vice President made several diplomatic engagements in Guatemala.
It is the highest level delegation visit from India to Guatemala since diplomatic relationship began in 1972.
An MoU was signed between India and Guatemala on strengthening diplomatic cooperation in training through respective foreign service institutes.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu called on the President of the Republic of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales at the Presidential House, in Guatemala on Monday and conveyed greetings to the President and people of Guatemala on behalf of the Government and people of India.
The Vice President told the Guatemalan president that India is keen on strengthening relationship with Central America and Guatemala in particular as India considers Guatemala as an able and valuable partner
Later in the day, Vice President met president of the congress of the Republic of Guatemala and held the delegation level talks with members of the congress.
Vice President also met his counterpart Jafeth Cabrera Franco at National Palace for culture.
He emphasized over strong economic engagement between two countries especially in automobile and pharmaceuticals. He sought cooperation in wild life protection, education and other areas of mutual interest. Vice President of both the countries witnessed signing of agreements in the area of Diplomatic coordination and Training.
Talking to media in Guatemala, MEA Secretary (east), briefed about various bilateral engagements that took place during diplomatic meeting.
On his arrival, the vice president was accorded the Guard-of-Honour at the Guatemalan Air Force Station. Vice Presodent also addressed the Indian daispora in Guetemala. He also enjoyed Guatemala’s traditional musical instrument, ‘Miramba’.