Vietnam appoints Honorary Consul in India’s Gujarat State

WVR/VNA - Saurin Dilipbhai Shah, an Indian businessman will be Vietnam’s Honorary Consul in India’s Gujarat state for a three-year term. On November 15, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Nguyen Thanh Hai handed over Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son’s decision on the appointment to Shah. The decision takes effect from October 21.
Vietnam appoints Honorary Consul in Indian state
Vietnamese Ambassador to India Nguyen Thanh Hai (R) and Mr. Saurin Dilipbhai Shah. (Photo: VNA)

In his remarks, Ambassador Hai emphasised the important role of the Honorary Consul in enhancing economic, tourism and cultural cooperation, as well as people-to-people exchanges between Vietnam and India, and Gujarat in particular.

For his part, Shah pledged to make all-out efforts to promote Vietnam in Gujarat, intensify tourism links and explore new cooperation potential between the Indian state and Vietnamese localities, especially in economy, while working to boost people-to-people exchanges.

In an interview to Vietnamese media, Shah said, he will do his best to foster trade ties between the two countries.

Both Vietnam and India hold important geo-political positions with long coastlines, he said, noting that the two countries have a lot of potential for collaboration in seaports, logistics, IT, finance, garment and textile, and agriculture.

The Honorary Consul also stressed that he will utilise his networks to promote strategic connection projects, particularly in infrastructure and pharmacy, as Gujarat is a centre of pharmaceutical production of India.

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(Source: WVR/ VNA)