The Vietnam embassy in India appointed Gujarat-based businessman Saurin Dilipbhai Shah as Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Gandhinagar (Gujarat) on Tuesday as part of Vietnam’s efforts to deepen bilateral cooperation.
Soon after the Honorary Consul in Gandhinagar was announced, Saurin Shah spoke about his role and responsibilities.
“Thank you Embassy of Vietnam for appointing me as an Honorary Consul for Gujarat. This is a huge responsibility that I’m going to carry on,” said Saurin Shah.
Saurin Shah will be the western region’s nodal person for visa approval and trade and business relations beginning on Tuesday.
“We have a slogan for Gujarat earlier ‘kuch din toh gujaro gujarat me’ now I’m saying to the people ‘kuch din toh gujaro Vietnam me’,” said Saurin Shah.
The newly appointed Vietnam Consul expressed confidence in promoting pharmaceutical and textile businesses along the coast.
“Gujarat and Vietnam have a wide range of coastal areas and its great potential for businesses between two countries in the sector of Pharma and Textiles industry,” he added.
On his first day as Honorary Consul General of Vietnam, he extended an invitation to Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to the upcoming “Vibrant Gujarat” event, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.