THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After Mumbai and New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram has opened the UAE consulate. The third one in India was inaugurated by Governor Sathasivam on Wednesday.
He said that consulate would function so as to extend Kerala's services in the field of Tourism and Education to the people of Arabian countries.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave the main speech at the inaugural function.
"The consulate will strengthen the relationship between UAE and Kerala. Out of the Indians in UAE, majority are Keralites. The consulate will be helpful in a more effective way to solve their problems. And, we hope that the functioning of the consulate will aid the progress of Kerala IT sector and Kochi Smart city project," the CM said.