A group of Asia-Pacific ambassadors visit the Navantia shipyard in Ferrol

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The ambassadors with Feijóo / Photo: Xunta de Galicia


The Diplomat. 16/07/2017


A group of ambassadors and representatives from the Embassies of Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan and Iran visited the Navantia Shipyard in the Ria de Ferrol last week, the company said.


The visit is part of Navantia’s strategy to consolidate its business in foreign markets. The Spanish public company has developed naval programs in more than 19 countries and currently maintains offices in Australia, Qatar, India, Turkey and Brazil.


As part of this business policy, on July 6 the company organized a visit to the Ferrol Shipyard of a group of ambassadors from the Asia-Pacific region, who were received by the shipyard’s director, Rafael Suárez, and were informed about capacity of design and production of the center during a tour of the facilities and the history of shipbuilding in Ferrol during his visit to the Exponav museum.


Diplomats were received by the President of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo


Specifically, the group was composed of the Ambassadors of Thailand, Rattikul Chansuriya; Kazakhstan, Bakyt Dyussenbayev; Indonesia, Yuli Mumpuni Widarso; India, Bala Venkatesh Varma; Vietnam, Dung Ngo Tien; Philippines, Philippe J. Lhuillier; and New Zealand, Andrew Jenks.


The Chargés d’Affaires of Afghanistan, Homayun Mokammel; and Australia, Timothy Kane, and Iran’s Minister Counselor, Abolfazl Kashani, were also present in the visit. All of them were accompanied by the director general of the Galician Institute for Economic Promotion (IGAPE).


On the same day, the group of ambassadors from the Asia-Pacific region was received in Santiago de Compostela by the President of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo.



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