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Visit of Minister of External Relations of Colombia to India (November 06-09, 2017)

November 08, 2017

Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs, on 8th November, 2017, met with Ms. Maria Angela Holguin, Minister of External Relations of Colombia who along with Ms. Maria Lorena Gutierrez, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia and other delegates is visiting India from 6th to 9th November, 2017.

India and Colombia enjoy close and cordial bilateral relations. The economic cooperation between the two countries is deepening. During the meeting, EAM and visiting Minister of External Relations held discussions on a wide-range of issues of shared common interest to further expand and strengthen bilateral relations. India has extended assistance to Colombia in Capacity Building under its ITEC programme and expressed readiness to extend cooperation in the post peace process reconstruction and rehabilitation. The visiting delegation also met with Minister of Commerce and Industry of India and undertook a comprehensive review of trade and investment issues discussed during the meetings of Joint Committee on Business Development Cooperation (JCBD) and Joint Working Group on Trade & Investment held at Bogota in May, 2017.

The Colombian Minister of External Relations delivered a lecture on overall situation in post-conflict Colombia at the Indian Council for World Affairs ( ICWA). The visiting ministers are also scheduled to address the business community at an event being organized by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

New Delhi
November 08, 2017

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