Sushma Swaraj leaves for three nation tour of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan
New Delhi, Aug 2: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for a four-day visit to three Central Asian nations on Thursday, reflecting India's pursuit of enhanced engagement with the region.
Swaraj will be in Kazakhstan on August and 2-3, in the Kyrgyzstan on August 3-4 and Uzbekistan from August 4-5, a statement said.
India and Kazakhstan have a close strategic partnership and multi-faceted relations. The central Asian country is one of the nations from whom India imports uranium for powering its atomic reactors.
The bilateral relations between India and Kazakhstan got fillip by the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kazakhstan in 2015 and by his visit for SCO Summit in June 2017 when he had a productive meeting with the president of Kazakhstan, the statement said.
(with PTI inputs)