UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2470
ANSWERED ON- 10/08/2023
PERSONS ACCOMPANYING THE PRIME MINISTER DURING VISITS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES
2470. SHRI BINOY VISWAN
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state :-
(a) the number of guests taken by the Prime Minister abroad along with him for foreign visits or events, country-wise detail, since 1st January 2023;
(b) the criteria employed in selecting these guests while on visits and whether they served official state interest;
(c) the amount of money spent on handling of these guests by Government, event and month-wise; and
(d) whether any journalist was on such a guest list, if so, the details thereof including name and organization?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN)
(b to d) Does not arise.