How much was the cost of PM Modi's foreign visits in the last 5 years? Govt replies in Rajya Sabha
The government told Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits helped India to strengthen its relations with its global partners and shaped the country's global agenda on international issues.
Replying to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, informed that government spent Rs 32,09,760 for PM Modi's recent visit to Indonesia during the G20 Summit.
The expenditure for PM Narendra Modi's Japan visit between September 26-28 was Rs 23,86,536, the minister stated in the Rajya Sabha.
Giving details of prime minister's visit to Europe earlier this year, Muraleedharan informed the Upper House that Rs 2,15,61,304 was the total cost, while Rs 23,27,09,000 was spent for PM Modi's US visit between September 21-28, 2019.
Replying to Rajya Sabha, he added that the prime minster's visits to foreign countries are an important means by which India serves its national interest and implements foreign policy objectives.
"Understandings reached during these visits have enabled India to strengthen relations with partner countries and put forward India's viewpoint and shape the global agenda on global issues such as reformed multilateralism, climate change, transnational crime, terrorism, cyber-security, etc," the Union Minister said.