Ireland for better trade, tourism links

Ireland is seeking long-term business, trade, educational and tourist links with India to attract investment and increase trade.

“We are looking to partner high-growth economies like India for mutual benefit,” Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton told The Irish Times in New Delhi yesterday. Mr Bruton is heading a 100-strong delegation of Irish educationists, businessmen from 42 financial, manufacturing and travel companies to boost comprehensive ties with India.

On the second leg of his five-day India tour, the Minister said Ireland offers Indian IT, pharmaceutical, bio-pharma, financial and engineering companies “nearshoring” facilities to expand their footprint across Europe and eventually the US. He said that with 17 Indian firms currently operate in Ireland. His aim is to treble not only the €2.25 billion bilateral trade with India over the next decade, but also the number of Indian firms operating here.

Read the full report here, Irish Times


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