Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India

09/17/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2021 21:41

3rd India-Costa Rica Foreign Office Consultations

The third round of Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) between India and Costa Rica was held in San Jose on 16 September 2021. Mrs. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi led the Indian delegation and Ms. Adriana Bolaños Argueta, Vice Minister of Bilateral Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of External Relations and Worship led the Costa Rican delegation.

2. Both sides reviewed the entire gamut of the bilateral relationship and expressed satisfaction at the progress made so far. They agreed to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, health and pharma, Science and Technology and development partnership. The Costa Rican side agreed to consider easing of visa process for Indian professionals and their family members including spouse and dependents.

3. Regional and International issues of mutual interest were also discussed.

4. The Indian delegation called on H.E Mr. Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Minister of External Relations and Worship of Costa Rica and exchanged views on further strengthening bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation.

5. The talks were held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. Both sides agreed to hold the next round of consultations at a mutually convenient date.

San Jose
September 16, 2021