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Portugal seeks more business with India

Posted on Feb 08, 01:56PM | IBNS

By Gourab Gupta, Kolkata, Feb 8 : The ambassador of Portugal to India Jorge Roza de Oliveira on Thursday said there was much scope for bettering bilateral business relations between the two countries.

Speaking at an open interactive session organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here, Oliveira said, "I think India is growing at a rate of 5.5 per cent despite the economic crisis. I am looking at it as the business prospects are quite bright in India."

The ambassador said, "We would like to export Portuguese wine and olive oil to India."

He urged businessmen present on the occasion, to invest in Portuguese infrastructure, tourism, education and mining.

He also said that the Portuguese government was giving golden visa to the businessmen who invest in Portugal and more than half of the population speaks fluent English which would ease the communication between owners and labourers in the country.

Saying that Goa imports a lot of Portuguese wine, the ambassador said he wanted to wine to have a large market in India.

Speaking on the Eurozone crisis, he said: "We did not feel much impact of it as we had the required bailout package."