India, Armenia to increase bilateral trade, tourism

Jaishankar’s on his maiden visit to the Caucasian nation praises its efforts for the return of students during Covid peak

India, Armenia to increase bilateral trade, tourism
Ajanta in Armenia. Paintings of the caves by noted Armenian Artist Sarkis Khachaturian at National Gallery of Armenia in Yerevan. (source: @DrSJaishankar/Twitter)

India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, on a maiden visit to Armenia, has praised the Caucasian nation’s efforts for the welfare of the Indian community, particularly, students, during the pandemic and for facilitating their return under the Vande Bharat Mission.

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“One important bridge between India and Armenia today is the presence of a large number of Indian students (about 3,000) who are pursuing medical education in Armenia,” said Jaishankar on Oct 13 during a joint press meet with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan, according to an MEA release.