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FM Linkevicius presented to EAM Sushma Swaraj Sanskrit-Lithuanian Mala, a dictionary of 108 common Sanskrit and Lithuanian words.”
New Delhi: A compilation work of about 10,000 Sanskrit words in the Lithuanian language is in progress, said external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday after meeting the Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevicius.
The two sides also signed Treaty on Extradition and Protocol amending & supplementing the Agreement relating to Air Services after talks between the two leaders.
Lithuania, a Baltic nation, was part of the former Soviet Union and is now a member of the European Union (EU). “Mr Linas Linkevicius, FM of Lithuania, presented me a copy of Sanskrit-Letiviu mala — a compilation of 108 Sanskrit words common in both the languages. He told me that there are some 10,000 Sanskrit words in the Lithuanian language. The compilation work is in progress,” twee-ted Ms Swaraj. “Enhancing engagement with the Baltic region, EAM @SushmaSwaraj welcomes FM of
Lithuania Linas Linkevicius in New Delhi. India & Lithuania signed Treaty on Extradition and Protocol amending & supplementing the Agreement relating to Air Services,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
In a statement, the MEA said, “Minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevicius, is visiting India from October 8-11, 2017. FM Linkevicius had a meeting with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on October 9. The two ministers held discussions on various aspects of bilateral ties as well as important regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. Lithuania has a rich tradition of studying Indology and there are many common words between Lithuanian and Sanskrit languages. FM Linkevicius presented to EAM Sushma Swaraj Sanskrit-Lithuanian Mala, a dictionary of 108 common Sanskrit and Lithuanian words.”
“The visit marks the celebration of 25 years of diplomatic relations between India and Lithuania,” he added.