Minister of Mines of India visited Colombia
The Minister of Mines in India Dinsho J. Patel visited Colombia from 1 to May 4, accompanied by a delegation of seven members, including representatives from NationalMineral Development Cooperation, Hindustan Copper Limited., Geological Survey of India & MECL.
On May 2, the Minister met with the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure García María Constanza Botero Colombia. On May 3, visited the National Business Association ANDIand met with its Secretary General, Angel Santiago. Later, the delegation went toIngeominas. In the afternoon the Minister Patel met with the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Sergio Diaz-Granados, and later met with and the Vice President of Colombia, Angelino Garzón, Minister Patel told the vice president’s deepest condolences to India bycasualties suffered because of the rainy season in Colombia, which responded by thankingGarzón donating $ 1 million made by India to Colombia to help overcome the losses caused by the disaster.
At night, the Embassy of India hosted a meeting with the Minister, attended by members ofthe Indian community, the Colombian government, media and members of the Chamber of Commerce Colombia India. On May 4, Minister Patel met with the Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia, Carlos Noriega Filmed and signed the Memorandum of Understanding Geology and Mineral Resources. At all meetings the Minister Patel sent a message of peace to the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh and expressed his gratitude for the hospitality of the Colombian dignitaries.
Source: Embassy of India in Colombia.