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Cabinet approves opening of several Indian Missions abroad

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New Delhi, June 29 (UNI) The Union Cabinet today approved the re-opening of the Indian Embassy at Kinshasa in Congo and the opening of Embassy at Ljubijana in Slovenia.

The Cabinet at its meeting here this morning, also approved the opening of Consulates General at Melbourne in Australia, Juba in South Sudan and Phuentsgoling in Bhutan.

It was also decided to create 20 India-based and 25 local posts to man these Missions.

The setting up of these Missions/Posts, which would ''safeguard and promote'' India's strategic, economic and political interests in the concerned countries and regions, would incur a one-time expenditure of Rs 2.02 crore, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters.

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