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Ambassador Hobbs and his wife visited the Department of Caaguazú located at around 130 kms from capital Asuncion, following an invitation from Governor Mario Varela. This was the Ambassador’s first official visit to the 5th department of Paraguay, where he undertook several political, business, education, and cultural activities.
Dr. Hobbs visited a local timber company and met with 20 local businessmen. During the business meeting he referred to the “UK-Paraguay Trade and Investment Forum” which took place in London on 6 November and encouraged local businessmen to take advantage of the various opportunities the UK has to offer.
Preserving historical links between the UK and Paraguay was the reason Ambassador Hobbs visited “New London”, a city founded by British migrants in the beginning of the 19th century.
Moreover, Ambassador Hobbs presented “Chevening”, the British Government’s scholarship programme to students of the National University of Caaguazú and engaged in a fluid dialogue with students and university authorities.