Indian Vice President Naidu calls for closer trade, technology, biotech ties with Costa Rica

India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has on Thursday pushed for stronger and closer trade relations between Costa Rica and India during Naidu’s visit to the Central American nation.

According to ANI news reports, Naidu, who is on a two-nation official visit to Costa Rico and Paraguay, called for cooperation in innovative technologies, agriculture, biotech, renewables among others.

Ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a tweet, wrote: “In his 1st engagement in Costa Rica, VP @MVenkaiahNaidu addressed #IndiaCostaRica Business Forum following a presentation by @comexcr Minister Dyala Jimenez. Called for cooperation in innovative technologies, Biotech, Agriculture, Renewables among others.”

At the business forum, Naidu stated: “Both our countries share close business ties. Indian IT companies such as Infosys, Wipro, L&T Infotech, WNS and others are present here and others such as Bajaj Auto and Gravity also have business ties with Costa Rica. However, there is ample scope for intensifying such ties for mutual benefit.”

Naidu also noted how the globalization and digital communications have offered the open “excellent” opportunities transcending the geographical distance between the two sides.

Naidu said, “We can together work on critical and innovative technologies of mutual interest in areas such as Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Digital Sciences and telecommunications, Agriculture and Food Processing, Renewable Energy, Space Research and Climate Change.”

He further promoted that Costa Rica is among a tourist destination for the Indian travellers, further noting that “Indian film producers could be encouraged to shoot at picturesque locales in Costa Rica bringing it immediately to the attention of millions of Indians”.



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