India’s State Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shree Gajendra Singh Shekhawat held talks with the Greek Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Mr. Evangelos Apostolos and senior officials of his Ministry on the first day of his three-day official visit to Greece on April 18, 2018. After the meeting, the two men made joint press statements stressing the need for further tightening of Greek-Indian agricultural co-operation. (Read the statements in Greek HERE).
Indian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat gave a press conference to Dimitris Mondis for the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency, which you can read HERE (in Greek).
India is a major agricultural producer in the world and one of the biggest exporters of agricultural products with a total export value of US $ 13.42 billion in the 2016-17 fiscal. During the last decades, the use of modern technology & equipment in the field of agriculture has made India, the world’s largest producer of rice as well as milk, the second largest producer of wheat & sugar and a major producer of fruits and vegetables.
The sector has a huge potential of further growth of Greek-Indian co-operation, which seems to have been realized by both sides.
“Greece and India preserve ancient civilizations. To further strengthen them, I am departing for Greece.” Gajendra Singh Shekhawat