Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Spanish Ambassador to India Ion de la Riva has extended an invitation to Kerala Minister for Ports M. Vijayakumar to visit Spain to probe the possibilities of Kerala setting up its deepwater container transhipment port at Vizhinjam in partnership with the Barcelona Port Authority. The Ambassador extended the invitation during a meeting with Mr. Vijayakumar here . Shashi Tharoor, MP, also attended the meeting.

Mr. Tharoor's office said the Ambassador expressed the view that it would be helpful if the Minister were to see the working of the Barcelona port in the event of Kerala deciding to have a tie-up for setting up the Vizhinjam port.