A statement by COMEX reads:
Visit to Delhi pays off
- Minister unveils opportunities for trade, investment and cooperation.
- Indian authorities examine proposed agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments.
Delhi, March 20, 2012.
Today in Delhi, India the first stage of the visit by the Minister of Foreign Trade, Anabel Gonzalez came to a close. The Costa Rican delegation, composed of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Fernando Ocampo, Ambassador of Costa Rica in India, Juan Fernando Cordero, General Manager of the Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER), Jorge Sequeira, Director of International Relations coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE), Pilar Madrigal and the representative of Costa Rica-India Association (CRIA), Kapil Gulati, maintained a busy schedule that included meetings with government officials, business associations, entrepreneurs and media.
In the Indian capital, the delegation met with the Secretary of Commerce, Rahull Khullar and Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena. In the first case, Costa Rica proposed the signing of an Economic Cooperation Agreement in order to exchange information and establish an official channel of communication between the two countries. In the second, an agreement was proposed for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments. Both proposals were welcomed by the Indian authorities and technical teams will be in contract to start the negotiation of these agreements.
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From a press release from the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex):
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