Target to double Indo-Greek bilateral trade by 2010 attainable, says Karamanlis

January 11th, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Visiting Greece Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis today said that the target to double the volume of Indo-Greek bilateral trade by 2010 seems attainable and viable.
Observing that the bilateral trade volume has maintained a steady growth, Karamanlis said: “Nevertheless, we firmly believe that it remains beneath the two countries potential and can be further developed and diversified. The target to double the volume of our bilateral trade by 2010, seems attainable and viable”.
During the visit of former President A P J Abdul Kalam to Greece last year, both sides made commitment to double trade between the two countries to reach and exceed one billion Euros by 2010.
Addressing a luncheon meeting with the Greece Prime Minister, Kamal Nath said that the bilateral trade between India and Greece in the services sector holds great promise, as India is emerging as a global services provider especially in the information technology and software sector.
Kamal Nath observed that both governments have a crucial role to play in bringing together businesses.
“A large potential exists and both sides have to actively undertake measures to realise this potential. Bilateral trade between the two countries has shown a robust growth during the last two years”, he added. (ANI)

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