Costa Rica has agreed to consider easing of visa process for Indian professionals and their family members

India and Costa Rica agreed to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, health and pharma, Science and Technology and development partnership at the third round of Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) between the two countries that was held in San Jose on Thursday.

Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi led the Indian delegation and Adriana Bolaños Argueta, Vice Minister of Bilateral Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of External Relations and Worship led the Costa Rican delegation, said the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement on Friday.

It stated that both sides reviewed the entire gamut of the bilateral relationship and expressed satisfaction at the progress made so far.

As per the MEA, the Costa Rican side agreed to consider easing the visa process for Indian professionals and their family members including spouses and dependents.

Regional and International issues of mutual interest were also discussed, it noted.

The Indian delegation called on Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Minister of External Relations and Worship of Costa Rica and exchanged views on further strengthening bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation, the MEA maintained.

It informed that 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, said the MEA statement.