Ireland Tourism Celebrates St.Patrick's Day - Strengthening relations between Ireland and India

Ireland Tourism Celebrates St.Patrick's Day - Strengthening relations between Ireland and India

Collaboration for undergraduate education is extremely important for the growth of bilateral relations along with trade and investment

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India and Ireland’s symbiotic relations are evident by the strong trade associations, strategic investments, education programs and cultural understanding. This St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Minister Mr. Robert Troy, TD, Minister of State Trade Promotion, Digital, and Company Regulation visited India to further strengthen the dual relationship and witnessed a sea of opportunities for parallel growth of the countries. Followed later, was the St.Patrick’s Day celebration organised by Mr. Gerry Kelly, the Consul General of Ireland that emphasised the said parallel growth of the two countries.

St Patrick’s Day global visits are an opportunity for Ireland to reconnect with the Irish community overseas and the wide network of global partners emphasising the importance of community and collaboration. As we look to a better tomorrow, Ireland sees India as a strategic partner to support mutual growth and prosperity now and into the future.

As a mark of summing up the first visit by Mr. Troy and the St.Patrick’s Day celebration post-pandemic, Ireland extends its democratic and humanitarian values to build a good society which is a network of connected, resilient and creative communities, locally, nationally, and globally. It also emphasises on the importance of collaboration and partnership in 2022 for a progressive business environment globally and envisages India as a strategic partner to achieve the goals for a better tomorrow.

“This celebration is an opportunity that represents a significant strategic investment by Ireland in our relationship with India in general, and Mumbai, in particular. Thus I’m extremely pleased that this  night commemorates the important work already being carried out by our Consulate and trade and investment agencies in strengthening the business and economic links between our two countries and also offers us the opportunity to promote Ireland as a cultural and tourism destination to local audiences in Mumbai.” - Gerry Kelly, Consul General of Ireland.

Speaking of his visit and his overall experience in India, Mr. Robert Troy, said “Trade between our two nations is quickly expanding – tripling in the last decade to €5.5 billion – and chances for collaboration and partnership abound. However, our nations' relationships are more than simply economic, with Ireland-Indian relations dating back to the nineteenth century. And now, Ireland's Indian community is quickly growing, with Indian traditions and festivals being ingrained in Irish culture. So we are excited because Ireland and India already have great economic and people-to-people relationships, and I am determined to improve the bilateral business partnerships. I will remember my memories of this fascinating and culturally rich nation for the rest of my life, and I am already looking forward to our next visit.”

Pleased by Minister Troy’s visit, Ambassador of Ireland to India Brandan Ward stated, “I thank Minister Robert Troy for using his first visit to India as an opportunity to drive forward an ambitious trade agenda. India and Ireland are important trading partners and we share a strong desire to further enhance our bilateral trade relationship. His visit has certainly deepened the bond of two nations committed to seizing global opportunities together.”

Emerging from the pandemic, Ireland has launched a campaign ‘Ireland: Innovation at the edge’ to reconnect and rebuild valued relationships with business partners across the world.

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