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Valletta [Malta], Sep 18 (ANI): Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday visited the Saint John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta.

Later, Naidu, accompanied by Minister of State (Mos) for Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla, and other officials visited the Upper Barrakka Gardens here.

The Vice President, while addressing the India-Malta Business Forum on Monday, had said that India is committed to be a five trillion dollar economy by 2025, and invited Maltese business firms to come and invest in India.

"We aspire to improve trade and multilateral ties with Malta. Over the past few years, India witnessed a positive growth in stock market indices, foreign exchange reserves and public investments in infrastructure. Indian economy is growing at over 8 per cent and is currently one of the fastest growing major economies in the world," he had said.

Naidu had also stated that according to proposals made by international business and credit rating organisations like World Bank, World Economic Forum, International Monetary Fund and Moody's, India will be the third largest economy in the world.

In the last leg of his three-nation tour, Naidu will visit Romania from September 18 to 20, during which he will hold talks with the President of the Senate, who will also host a Banquet Lunch for the Vice President.

Furthermore, Naidu is slated to attend meetings with the Romanian President, Prime Minister and President of the Chamber of Deputies. He will also address the business representatives of India and Romania at a Business Forum and the Indian community during the visit. (ANI)

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