Central Minister of Foreign Affairs and Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi, embarked on a three-day visit to the state (Tripura), arriving on Wednesday. On the first day of her journey, she explored the well-maintained Agartala International Port and engaged in discussions with Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel.
Responding to journalists’ queries, Minister Meenakshi Lekhi highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Be Active in the East’ and ‘First Neighbour’ policies. She emphasized that various Central Ministers frequently visit states in the Northeast region as, according to the Prime Minister, development in the Northeast is integral to the overall progress of the country. Stability and prosperity in the Northeast, she asserted, contribute significantly to the welfare of the entire nation.
During her visit to Agartala International Port, Minister Lekhi received a warm welcome from the manager, Debashis Nandi. Key officials from the Department of Information and Culture, including Commissioner Bimbisar Bhattacharya, and Joint Secretary Sanjeev Chakma, were present, along with authorities from Agartala International Port and BSF.
In a separate event, the Central Minister was greeted at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport upon her arrival for the three-day state tour. ICA Department extended a warm welcome to Minister Meenakshi Lekhi.
In the afternoon, the minister visited Udaipur with the aim of paying respects at the Tripureshwari Temple and making a pilgrimage to Udaipur . The visit is part of the government’s ongoing efforts to strengthen ties and promote development in the Northeastern states, aligning with the vision set forth by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.