Chennai: Mexico has set up its first consulate in South India. It will be based in Chennai and will also cater to the affairs of the other southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as well.
The South American country will have its third consulate in India now, the other two being at Kolkata and Mumbai. Mexico’s Ambassador to India, Melba Pria said that this move is a part of the Free Trade Agreement between the two nations. “Bilateral trade between the two countries is about $7 billion. It has grown nearly 400 per cent since 2004. Almost half of our export to India is oil,” she added.
Ramkumar Varadarajan, Managing Director of Shri Govindaraja Textiles, has been appointed as the Honorary Consul. It will bridge the gap between the business community in south India and the increasing number of Mexican nationals visiting the area.