PM Ralph Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines stated the Delhi-Kingstown friendship has improved after his visit to India in September 2019, and that people have noticed the benefits.

In an interview following President Ramnath Kovind’s speech in the country’s parliament on Thursday, he stated that while the two countries are different in many respects, such as geography and culture, they have a lot in common. 

He spoke about sharing blood ties, democratic and liberty ideals, non-alignment ideas from hegemony power blocs, and working extremely well with the multilateral system at the UN. He stated that his country aimed to strengthen bilateral ties with India and that his administration intended to create a diplomatic presence in Delhi in 2023 to stimulate investment and trade.

During the coronavirus pandemic, India showed solidarity with Gonsalves by supplying vaccines through their vaccine Maitri project, and Gonsalves stated, “We will not forget it.”

On the matter, President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to the House Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. In addition to what existed previously, this act of kindness and solidarity brought enormous affection for India, SVG Prime Minister stated.

President Kovind met with Susan Dougan, the Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, during his visit to the Caribbean nation. He met with the country’s Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves, as well as a number of other high-ranking officials. Among other things, President Kovind spoke to the House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

It is crucial to highlight that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an important partner for India, and the two countries will be non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in 2021, according to the official statement. President Kovind landed in SVG after taking part in a number of activities in Jamaica, including giving a speech to the Jamaican parliament’s joint sitting. He also dedicated the BR Ambedkar Road in Kingston, as well as the India-Jamaica Friendship Park.

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