Jaishankar, Colombian counterpart agree to focus on health, pharmaceuticals, space
   Date :03-Oct-2021

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 Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister Marta Lucia Ramirez meets External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)
 
NEW DELHI :
 
COLOMBIAN Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Marta Lucia Ramirez on Saturday met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and held wide-ranging discussions on the expanding partnership. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “Wide ranging discussions on our expanding partnership with Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister Marta Lucia Ramirez. Agreed to focus more on health, pharmaceuticals and space. Will give impetus to our trade and investment, especially energy, IT, pharma and auto sector.”
 
He added: “Our close cooperation in multilateral fora will be strengthened.” Both the diplomates also discussed “the virtues of Indian electric vehicles”. Jaishankar and his Colombian counterpart also witnessed the signing of agreements between India and Colombia on Saturday. Lucia Ramirez, who is also the Vice President of Colombia is on a four-day visit to India for extensive engagements covering all aspects of bilateral relations, the MEA informed. Meanwhile, India and Colombia also exchanged views on possible scientific cooperation in the biotechnology sector as the latter showed willingness for a tie-up in the areas of vaccines, biosimilars and medical devices.