President of India Visits Iceland

Vala Hafstað

President of India Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind arrived in Iceland on a state visit this morning, along with their entourage. They will be staying in Iceland until Wednesday, reports.

The visit officially begins with a reception at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, tomorrow morning at 10 am. Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson will subsequently have a meeting with his Indian counterpart, followed by the signing of memos on agreements between the countries’ ministries. These will be signed in the presidents’ presence.

The presidents will then address reporters, after which President Kovind plans to give a lecture at noon at the University of Iceland on India and Iceland’s emphasis on environmental issues. The lecture will be open to the public. 

Tomorrow afternoon, President Kovind will visit the headquarters of the food processing company Marel, in Garðabær, while his wife visits Lambhagi greenhouse to learn about the company’s organic cultivation, in addition to obtaining information about MS Iceland Dairies.

Tomorrow night, the Indian presidential couple is invited to a formal dinner at Bessastaðir. Wednesday, a visit to Þingvellir National Park is planned, followed by lunch, hosted by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.




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