Hardeep Singh Puri Tweets during the Thessaloniki International Fair

Below are a few selected tweets from H.E. the Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Housing & Urban Affairs, and Civil Aviation of India, Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, who visited Greece and inaugurated the India Pavilion on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at Thessaloniki International Fair.

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In this journey, Greece & India have a huge potential to collaborate & grow together. The largest democracy of the world & the cradle of democracy have old civilisational ties. Time has come to take our economic engagement to next level.

I am optimistic that TIF2019 will serve as a key platform for building a robust partnership between our industry, private & public sector enterprises, & also for strengthening people-to-people ties.

Being ancient civilisations from the earliest days of human society, & with Greece having been India’s gateway to Europe both geographically & historically, our shared values of democracy, secularism, & multi- culturalism make us natural partners.

With the Greek economy showing signs of recovery, our objective in the next two years should be to enhance our bilateral trade from $650 million in 2018-19 to $1 billion by 2021.

Although there has been a phenomenal increase in the number of Indian tourists visiting Greece, there remains a vast untapped potential in the tourism sector. Our Bollywood industry can lend a fillip by shooting more films in this pristine Hellenic landscape.

India & Greece have a huge untapped potential in terms of bilateral trade. Signing of MoU between CII & Greece Federation of Industries (SBE) will lead to closer engagement between our businesses & identifying synergies.

Hon’ble PM of Greece has proposed a visit of a Greek delegation to India very soon. TiF is a wonderful opportunity for Indian businesses to showcase our rich heritage, our cutting edge innovation & our technological prowess. I wish all the participants of TiF a grand success!

I had the privilege of a very productive & engaging discussion with Hon’ble PM of Greece, Mr K. Mitsotakis. . I am confident that Greek economy is on its way to resounding growth under his leadership. We hope to take Indo-Greek relations to the next level through further engagements

Honoured to speak at the Inauguration of TiF 2019. Highlighted various landmark initiatives like GST, IBC, Ease of Doing Business among others taken by the govt led by Hon’ble PM Modi Ji.  India is taking rapid strides towards the goal of a $5 trillion economy.

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