Vice President Venkaiah Naidu addresses Indian community in Lithuania

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called upon the Indian community in Lithuania to serve as a bridge in strengthening economic and cultural relations between the two countries.

Mr Naidu said this while addressing the Indian community at Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania yesterday.

Mr Naidu is on a three nation tour to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. He said Lithuania could be an important technology partner for India, especially in areas such as lasers, renewable energy, agro-food processing and life sciences.

According to an official release, the Vice President said, India is one of the most open economies of the world and is placed now at 77th rank among 190 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index.

He said the Make in India campaign was establishing India as the hub of manufacturing and investment. He said that Smart Cities, Digital India and Skill India” Missions are not only transforming our nation but also providing immense opportunities to collaborate and work together.

He said, India is making rapid strides in the development journey and has an ambitious plan to build next-generation infrastructure including 100 Smart Cities, 10 green-field airports, highways and nation-wide broadband connectivity linking villages and urban areas. (AIR NEWS)

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