PM Modi’s foreign trips in 2015 cost Rs 517.82 crore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited 58 nations in the year 2015 costing the exchequer Rs 517.82 crore, the government said on Tuesday.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in Rajya Sabha that some major MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) were signed during PM Modi’s visits to these countries. The said agreements were signed in the areas of defence, investment, trade, and technology.

“PM visited 58 countries in 2015 which cost Rs 517.82 crore. During this visit, major MoUs were signed,” the MEA said. The ministry further stated that that US President Donald Trump’s team was not tested for COVID-19 when it arrived in the country in February this year.

The external affairs ministry also clarified that the reason why the team was not tested for the novel coronavirus was because the World Health Organisation (WHO) had not declared the disease a pandemic in February.

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