Ahmedabad: A high-level delegation from Latin American and Caribbean countries on Thursday showed interest in setting up Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for wood-timber and marble artisans in Gujarat, in response to a proposal of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
     
Modi put the proposal before the delegation from seven Latin American and Caribbean countries at a meeting here, official statement said.
     
The delegation comprising envoys of Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Al Salvador, Dominic Republic and Chile met Modi.
     
"They have evinced keen interest in suggestion to set up a SEZ for wood, timber and marble artisans along the seacoast of Gujarat, besides other industrial and manufacturing projects," the statement said.
     
The delegation invited the Gujarat Chief Minister to explore trade possibilities in Latin America.
     
Modi told the delegation that they could jointly set up a `Trade Centre' in Gujarat. He also invited them to participate in the forthcoming biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit, to be held in January 2013.

(Agencies)

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