|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.
The Vice Foreign Minister Monica Lanzetta Mutis, met with a group of Indian businessmen interested in investing in Colombia, The Vice minister talked about investment opportunities in Colombia. The meeting was attended by the CEOs of the companies in chemical, fertilizer, mining, energy, hydrocarbons and hospitality services. viz. Hinduja Group , Punj Lloyd Group, Ell Bee Hospitality Worldwide, United Phosphorus and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce - FICCI.
Vice Minister Lanzetta made a presentation on Colombia's Foreign Policy towards Asia, during her visit to one of the most important think tanks in New Delhi, the Observer Research Foundation- ORF. She also met with the President of ORF, Mr. M. Rasgotra, former Foreign Secretary. She also held a meeting with Tara Gandhi, grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi, and laid a wreath in memory of the Father of Nation and met some dignitaries from Indian Government such as the Honorable Minister of Science and Technology of India Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs at New Delhi.