|Mahatma Gandhi's bust in Medellin|
The innauguration of the Mahatma Gandhi's bust at the Museum of Memory at Bicentenario Park will take place on May 21 2013 at 5:00 pm. The cityhall of Medellín and the Embassy ofIndia have installed the bust, with the help of the Honorary Indian Consulate in Medellín. The bust was donated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR and was brought directly from India.
FESTIVAL OF INDIA IN COLOMBIA
A Festival of India to commemorate 50 years of bilateral relations between Colombia and India was launched on 2 December 2009 at a gala Reception at the Hotel Cosmos 100 in Bogota.
In her inaugural address, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Ms. Clemencia Forero, extolled the excellent condition of bilateral relations and the large number of events and activities that have taken place during the Golden Anniversary Year in India and in Colombia. She also referred to the growing political understanding witnessed through high [ … ]
FESTIVAL OF INDIA IN ECUADOR
The Festival of India in Ecuador opened at the prestigious Hilton Colon Guayaquil on 19 November at a gala dinner at which the Vice President of Ecuador, Mr. Lenin Moreno, was the chief guest along with his family.
The Festival includes the following components : Gastronomy, with the presence of three Indian Chefs from the India Tourism Development Corporation advising the Hotel and preparing special buffets; an Indian dance troupe of the famous academy Natyalaya; ambientation of the venue with handicrafts, décor and posters from India; [ … ]
The Chamber of Commerce of Guayaquil, Ecuador hosted a seminar “Doing Business with India” on 19 November 2009 at the prestigious installations of the Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Embassy of India.
The President of the Chamber, Mrs. Maria Gloria Alarcon, opened the Seminar recalling the increasing economic importance of India and its commercial importance for Ecuador as a market and as a source of inexpensive inputs for the Ecuador economy.
Ambassador of India, Shri Deepak Bhojwani, addressing the audience outlined sali [ … ]
The Electronic and Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) of India organized a visit to Colombia of a delegation of 12 leading software companies 9-10 November, 2009.
The Embassy of India, with the assistance of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Colombia, organized a seminar on 9 November which was addressed by the Vice Minister of Communications, Daniel Medina, who, referring to the MOU on Cooperation in Information Technology signed between India and Colombia in 2002, pointed out that there was tremendous complementarity in this field be [ … ]
The Colombia-India Chamber of Commerce held its annual general assembly meeting on 4 November 2009 at the prestigious installations of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota. Apart from the members of the Board, approximately 70 members and representatives of Colombia and business houses attended.
The event was inaugurated by the Vice Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, Mr. Ricardo Duarte. The Vice Minister referred to the increasingly active economic and commercial relationship between Colombia and India and the timely formation of the Chamber of Commerce, which provided an excellent forum for Colombian and Indian business houses to enhance further bilateral trade, investment and other activities vital for the relationship.
The Ambassador of India, Shri Deepak Bhojwani, highlighted the importance of Colombia for Indian business and claimed that, although official Colombian statistics reveal investment from India of under US$2 million, the amount invested by Indian business in Colombia is well over US$800 million till date as per the understanding of the Embassy of India. He called on the Chamber to increase its membership and activities to provide better information to members and the business community in general about investment data, trade statistics, possibilities for exports and imports, customs related information, etc.
The President of the Chamber, Dr. Jaime Mantilla outlined the progress made in the first year of the setting up of the Chamber including a webpage, www.camaracolombiaindia.org, increase in membership and the financial status of the body. The new Board was elected by acclamation.
This was another important event in the celebration of 50 years of bilateral relations between Colombia and India and comes days before the visit of the Foreign Minister and the Commerce and Industry Minister of Colombia to India. The presence of several unaffiliated businessmen was evidence of the increasing interest in India-Colombia economic relations.
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