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Alternate FM, G. Katrougalos, visits New Delhi (23-25 November 2016)

Friday, 25 November 2016

Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos carried out a visit to India (New Delhi, 23-25 November) to co-chair the 7th Greek-Indian Joint Interministerial Committee, have talks with members of the Indian government, and speak at business and academic events.

More specifically, on 23 November, Mr. Katrougalos co-chaired, with the Indian Deputy Minister for Commercial and Industrial Affairs, Rita Teaotia, the 7th Greek-Indian Joint Interministerial Committee. The negotiations covered a large range of sectors in our bilateral relations (economy, transport, investments, tourism, shipping, energy, agriculture, etc.).

During his stay in India, the Alternate Minister also had consultations with the Minister for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharama, the Minister of State for External Affairs, M. J. Akbar, the Minister of State for Infrastructure, P. Radhakrishnan, the Minister of State for Shipping, M. L. Mandaviya, and the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sihna.

Mr. Katrougalos also set out our country’s positions on a new Europe, in the light of the new global challenges, at an event organized by the Indian Council of World Affairs (23 November).

Mr. Katrougalos was also the keynote speaker at an investment forum hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in collaboration with Enterprise Greece and the Greek Embassy in New Delhi. At this event, the Alternate Minister presented to Indian investors and entrepreneurs the investment opportunities offered by Greece at the current time.

Finally, at the National Law University of New Delhi, Mr. Katrougalos delivered a lecture on the main goals of a social Europe.

During his visit, Mr. Katrougalos gave interviews to the Indian dailies “The Hindu” and “The Sunday Standard”, and to Raja Sabha TV.

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