The Honorary Consul of Guatemala in Bulgaria presented during a meeting at BCCI the economic and investment profile of the country

Veselin Simov, Honorary Consul of Guatemala in Bulgaria and Silvia Veselinova, Counselor for Culture and Education at the Honorary Consulate of Guatemala in Sofia visited the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and talked with the its President Tsvetan Simeonov.

During the meeting, the current state of the bilateral trade and economic relations was discussed. Simeonov discussed with the guests the possibility of organizing a business trip to the Central American region in October 2022.

The Honorary Consul presented new economic data about Guatemala. The country ranks fifth in the world by exports of papaya and watermelon, third in Latin America and eighth in the world by exports of coffee. Guatemala is the world’s largest exporter of cardamom and the world’s fifth largest exporter of sugar. Due to the climate, agriculture is highly developed on its territory. Other well developed sectors are textile industry, food industry and other industries.

Veselin Simov provided information on the country's economy and investment climate.

The President of BCCI and the Honorary Consul of Guatemala in Bulgaria agreed to study the interest of Bulgarian companies to participate in a business trip to Central America, possibly including Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras. The route will be specified together with the diplomatic mission of Bulgaria, accredited for these countries and partner organizations from the respective countries.

If you are interested in joining the business trip to Central America, please contact BCCI’s “International Cooperation and International Organizations” Directorate, tel.: +359 2 8117 489, e-mail: g.dimitrova@bcci.bg.