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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 27.03.2014

Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez, Nobel Peace Prize Award Winner and former President of Costa Rica called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee yesterday (March 26, 2014) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said contribution of Dr. Sanchez to global peace is well recognized. He has also done commendable work in the transformation of Costa Rica into a model economy. Costa Rica is today an example of a peace loving country with environment friendly policies.

The President said the bilateral relations between India and Costa Rica are characterized by warmth and friendship. He expressed his hope that Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez will take back with him not only memories of his stay in India and also message of friendship to the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Dr. Sanchez expressed his admiration for India’s achievements in the field of democracy and development. He said the Indian paradigm should be emulated by other developing countries, especially those in Latin America.

This release issued at 1120 hrs