Minister of the Interior and the Honorary Consul of India Discussed Issues of Importance for the Countries


2017 01 17


Minister of the Interior Eimutis Misiūnas on Tuesday met with the Honorary Consul of India to Lithuania Rajinder Kumar Chaudhary and discussed issues relevant to citizens of both countries.

During the meeting, the Minister and Honorary Consul emphasized good Lithuanian–Indian relations in business, education and science, culture and other areas that open ample opportunities for citizens of both countries to cooperate, learn, study.

Minister E. Misiūnas mentioned his satisfaction at the fact that among foreign countries students at Lithuanian higher schools there are quite many Indian citizens. According to the Register of Studies, Training programs and Qualifications, this academic year at the Lithuanian institutions of higher education 774 Indian nationals are studying.

R. K. Chaudhary, in turn, invited specialists of the internal affairs system institutions to participate actively in refresher training under the Indian Economic and Technical Cooperation Program (ITEC). Under this program, since 1993, about two and a half hundred different specialists from Lithuania, including public servants from the Ministry of the Interior and institutions under the Ministry took internship in India.

During the meeting, issues of cooperation between the competent institutions in the fight against fraud online, for example, when money was taken from citizens of India by deception promising possibilities of employment, studies or getting a residence permit in the states of the European Union were also discussed.

Indian Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. R. K. Chaudhary was the Honorary Consul of India to Lithuania during the period 2007-2010 and was re-appointed to this position in 2015. He has been living and working in Lithuania since 1998.