Ahead of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary this year (2019) on 2 October, the Foreign Ministry of the Dominican Republic has honoured the Indian freedom fighter by releasing a postage stamp commemorating him and his message of peace, reports ANI.
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan took to Twitter to publicly thank the Chancellor of the Dominican Republic Miguel Vargas, who heads the country’s Foreign Ministry, for the gesture.
"Thank HE @MiguelVargasM for this tremendous gesture honouring the father of the Nation of India. Thanks to the efforts of his close friend Mr C.F. Andrews, Mahatma Gandhi and his concept of non-violence were equally influential in the Caribbean as elsewhere!@DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia," Muraleedharan tweeted.
Muraleedharan had visited the Latin American nation only a few days ago, and had met senior leaders of the country during that time. The Dominican Republic and India recently entered into an agreement to allow each others’ nationals to stay in their countries visa-free for up to 90 days.