India, Costa Rica sign two documents during Naidu’s visit

San Jose: India and Costa Rica signed two documents during Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s first visit to the Central American nation from March 7 to March 9, 2019.

“Witnessing the exchange of Memorandum of Understanding between #India and #CostaRica on waiving visa requirements for Diplomatic and Official passport holders and the signing of the Letter of Intent to collaborate in the field of #Biotechnology,” Naidu’s official Twitter account noted.

The documents were signed and exchanged following talks between Naidu and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada on Friday (local time).

Naidu stated that he held fruitful and cordial exchanges covering a range of area of mutual interest with the Costa Rican President.

“India is a peace loving country but has been a target of terrorism from across our border for the last few decades. We discussed in detail the menace of terrorism and the need to fight in one voice against individuals and terrorist groups engaged in terrorist activities,” the Vice President’s Twitter account quoted him as saying.

“Based on our fruitful exchanges, we are confident that our mutual efforts will open up new and innovative vistas for deepening ongoing engagement between both countries,” he also said following the delegation level talks.

Naidu was earlier conferred with an honorary Doctorate degree at the University of Peace here.

He is scheduled to emplane for India on March 9, wrapping up the first high-level, five-day visit from India to Paraguay and Costa Rica.