(L-R) Y.R. Warerkar, Executive Director, WTC Mumbai, Andrea Alba Gonzalez, Deputy Consul of Argentina in Mumbai, Daniel Chuburu, Ambassador of Republic of Argentina, Rupa Naik, Senior Director, WTC Mumbai, Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, WTC Mumbai, Alejandro Zothner Meyer, Acting Conul General of Argentina in Mumbai at an interactive meeting at WTC Mumbai.
“We are not only about importing cars or exporting apples or pulses. As developing nations, India and Argentina must focus on strengthening strategic relations and co-operation in sensible areas such as agriculture, atomic energy, space research, mining, tourism, infrastructure and traditional medicine such as AYUSH. We are trying to use every single opportunity to build confidence in our relationship by setting up new institutional mechanism. As part of this initiative, the Embassy of Argentina will soon launch a bilateral chamber for agro-products and agro-services in New Delhi and its first centre will be opened in Mumbai,” said Daniel Chuburu, Ambassador of Republic of Argentina at an interactive meeting organised by World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai on May 24, 2018 at WTC Mumbai.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai and President All India Association of Industries (AIAI) said, “World Trade Centre Mumbai has always promoted bilateral trade, tourism and culture with Argentina. World Trade Centre Mumbai received overwhelming response for its first GRULAC Conference held in 2017. We have also organised popular cultural events such as Tango dance to strengthen bilateral relationship. Currently, bilateral trade stands at USD 2.78 billion and I expect it to double in the next five years. Although both the countries are far apart, distance will no longer be a barrier because of improvement in transport and communication. Indian government is very keen to strengthen business partnership with Argentina. Many Indian businessmen want to explore investment opportunity in that country.”