Belgium-opens-honorary-consulate-वाणिज्य दूतावास)- in-GIFT-City
GANDHINAGAR, APRIL 26: Belgium has become the first country to open an honorary (मानद) consulate office in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). Besides the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi, two Consulates-General in Mumbai and Chennai, and an honorary consulate in Kolkata, Belgium has expanded its diplomatic representation in India with this new office in Gandhinagar, according to a press release here on Wednesday.
The consulate was inaugurated by Belgian Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Pieter De Crem, at an event where Ajay Pandey, Managing Director and Group CEO, GIFT City, and members of a high-level delegation(शिष्ठ मंडल) from Belgium were also present.
Hari Sankaran was nominated as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium to the state of Gujarat.
Sankaran, who is the Vice-Chairman and MD, IL&FS, said Gujarat and Belgium have had strong historic ties around the diamond industry. With Gujarat emerging as a pre-eminent(पूर्वप्रतिष्ठित) centre for manufacturing, agriculture, and, now services through GIFT, the potential for increasing collaboration is manifold.