The Foreign Minister of Tuvalu, H.E. Mr Taukelina Finikaso is on an official visit to India from August 21 – 25, 2013. This is the first visit of Mr Finikaso who has recently taken charge as the Minister for Foreign Affairs,Trade, Tourism, Environment, and Labour, Govt. of Tuvalu.
Foreign Minister Finikaso called on Ms Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs and discussed bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Mr Finikaso has inaugurated the newly constituted Honorary Consulate of Tuvalu. The opening of Tuvalu’s Hony Consulate provides both countries further opportunity to expand bilateral relations for mutual benefits.
India and Tuvalu enjoy warm and cordial relations. Tuvalu has been supportive of India’s candidature in various international fora. India has provided project assistance under its Grant- in Aid Scheme for Pacific Island countries in areas such as health, water management, development projects and training as well as humanitarian assistance in times of need to Tuvalu.
August 23, 2013