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India, Costa Rica sign MoU to enhance trade ties

New Delhi, Apr. 17 (ANI): India and Costa Rica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhancing trade and commerce ties between the two countries.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Dr. D. Purandeswari, held three bilateral meetings and signed one important MoU in Costa Rica yesterday.

The MoU aims at establishing an institutional mechanism for enhancing trade and commerce ties between both the countries to next level. A joint committee will be formed from Indian side. It will be headed by Commerce Secretary from the Indian side and the Minister for Trade from Costa Rica side. It was also proposed to hold at least one meeting in two years.

Dr. Purandeswari first met Daisy Maria Corrales Diaz, Costa Rica’s Minister of Health. Followed by it, she met Alejandro Cruz, Minister of Science and Technology, Costa Rica.

Dr. Purandeswari met Vice President of Costa Rica Luis Liberman in the afternoon yesterday.

During the bilateral meetings, she discussed various issue of mutual interest to both the countries.

Dr. Purandeswari in particular raised issues concerning the problems faced by Indian community in Costa Rica in importing various food items from India. She also raised the visa problems faced by Indians, the problems in bidding by Indian pharmaceutical companies.

She also raised the issue of inviting proposals under line of credit already issued by Government of India. (ANI)