India Opens Embassy in Guatemala

The government of India seeks closer trade relations with Guatemala.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

These were the words of the new Ambassador of India in Guatemala, Praveen Verma, during the opening of the embassy.

The Ambassador added to that "... one of the objectives of opening the Embassy in Guatemala is to investigate business opportunities that may exist in the country, among these projects, information technology and manufacturing to be establish here.”

This is the first Indian Embassy in Central American territory.

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India Opens Embassy in Guatemala

May 2011

India opened its first diplomatic headquarters in Central American territory.

he TMinister of State for Foreign Affairs for Latin America from India, E. Ahamed, offered his country's support to the entire Central American region during the opening ceremony.

"Since April 1972, when both countries established diplomatic relations, we have been addressing bilateral issues, for Guatemala’s part this has been conducted at its embassy in Japan, which had a similar disposition to India’s, while New Delhi conducted diplomatic relations from its embassy in Mexico. " from an AFPreview article.

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