According to the government, PM Modi's international trips allowed India to influence the global agenda.

Prime Minister Narendra Modis overseas visits helped India strengthen contacts with partner countries, put forward Indias point of view, and shape the global agenda on global issues . Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in a note to the Rajya Sabha, The purpose of Prime Ministers visits to other countries has been to build closer ties with foreign countries and contribute to Indias regional and global engagements .

New Delhi, India, December 8, 2018 : Prime Minister Narendra Modis' overseas visits helped India strengthen contacts with partner countries, put forward India's point of view, and shape the global agenda on global issues, according to the government.Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in a note to the Rajya Sabha, The purpose of Prime Ministers' visits to other countries has been to build closer ties with foreign countries and contribute to India's regional and global engagements.These visits are a key way by which India serves its national interest and pursues foreign policy objectives, according to the Minister.These visits have improved the Minister's knowledge of Indias perspectives on global and regional issues among foreign partners.

The government responded to CPI(M) member Elamaram Kareem's request for details of the costs incurred by Prime Ministers during their foreign visits in the last five years.In the last five years, Prime Minister Modis has shared statistics of his foreign trips.Muraleedharan reported that the cost of PM Modis' most recent visit to Indonesia during the G20 Summit was Rs 32,09,760.In addition, the cost of PM's Japan trip was Rs 23,86,536, up from Rs 23,86,536 between September 26-28.

In the meantime, the Prime Minister's visit to the United States from September 21-28, 2019 cost Rs 23,27,09,000.On Wednesday, the Parliament's winter session began.The session will last 17 working days.For the winter session of Parliament, the BJP-led Central Government agenda includes 16 new bills.

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