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India plans to outreach 68 countries

Taking the Modi government’s commitment to reach out to all countries worldwide, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued letters to various Ministers “assigning” them dozens of specific countries to engage with, The Hindu has learnt.
•    In a letter, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “By 2016-end, we will not leave any country where Indian Ministers have not gone.”
•    Ministry had identified 68 countries which had not witnessed Ministerial-level visits from India.
•    Among the first that will see visits by Ministers will be East European countries.
•    Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will be visiting Estonia and Latvia, while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be going to Hungary and Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu to Bosnia. 
•    In case a Minister has some “personal work” or is interested in visiting certain places in those countries, the same will be included in their schedule.

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