Heine Discusses Indian Foreign Minister’s Trip to Latin America
On May 11, 2023, Professor Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, was interviewed by Latin American Advisor on the visit of Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s recent diplomatic tour of Latin America, including a visit with Panama’s president, Laurentino Cortizo.
Heine lauded the significance of the visit, reminding that “in the past, Indian foreign ministers rarely set foot in Latin America.” Heine posited that this visit is part of a greater trend of India playing a more involved role in the global system, noting Jaishankar’s previous visits to the region in the past few years. He moved to discuss the potential trade implications of a burgeoning India-Panama friendship that, as India seeks to root itself in Latin America, could provide a significant boost to both countries’ technology and logistics sectors.
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Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007), and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile.