President Kovind called on various dignitaries
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Kingstown : President Ramnath Kovind arrived in Kingstown, the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, on the last leg of his two-nation tour of Jamaica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This is the first official visit of the President of India to this country.]
President Kovind was received at the Argyle International Airport by the Governor General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dame Susan Dowgan, the Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, and other dignitaries. Upon arrival at the airport, he was greeted by the President's Guard of Honor.
President Ramnath Kovind called on Governor General Dame Suzanne Dowgan and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves at the Government House. The meeting focused on enhancing cooperation between India and St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the fields of information technology, health, education, tourism, culture and multilateral thought.
Following the meeting, President Ramnath Kovind, Governor General Dame Suzanne Dowgan and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves signed an agreement on tax collection cooperation and information exchange, as well as a memorandum of understanding for the reconstruction of the Old Calder Community Center and completed the formalities. Afterwards, President Ramnath Kovind addressed a special meeting of the House of Representatives of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The theme of the President's address was "India and St. Vincent and the Grenadines - a move towards a more inclusive world".
‘The design of this world, which has the face of globalization, raises some questions. "We are all facing some of the major global issues, such as climate change, political conflicts that challenge international peace and security, cross-border terrorism, and disruptions in supply chains," Kovind said. He said that nations should consider these issues beyond their own narrow interests, as they include the interests of our own future generations.
"Today, the world is interconnected and all its components are interdependent. In this regard, multilateralism is more justified today than at any time in its history," he said. "The aim is to promote the creation of a universal, orderly, open, transparent, predictable, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral system," he said.
The President visited Calder Road in Kingstown and interacted with the Indian community and the 'Friends of India' group. The Indians living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines reflect the rich diversity of India, its rich cultural heritage and India's proud traditions, as well as the positive effects it brings, the President said. President Ramnath Kovind graced the occasion with a banquet hosted by the Governor General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the Government House in honor of the President.