Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said that Ireland sees potential to build strategic relationship with India.
During the visit to India, Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said that Ireland sees potential to build strategic relationship with India in the area of education.
Bruton told Business Line, "We believe we could have research collaboration, more student and faculty exchange to grow and expand relationship in education area". Many of the Indian universities and Institutes already have strategic memorandum of understanding with several universities of Ireland. In recent years it is observed that bilateral trade has been double digit growth which is mainly driven by service sector.
Bruton said he discussed with Nirmala Sitharaman synergies between the two countries in the area of ICT, pharmaceutical and services and the potential for Indian companies to use Ireland as a base when exporting into Europe.
He adds further that their ambition is to double the number of Indian companies located in Ireland to sixty from the current level of 30.This should happen in next three-to-four year. Both the Ministers also discussed the prospects for the resumption of talks on the India-EU Free Trade Agreement, which could provide India with improved access to the EU.