In a meeting with the Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime García-Legaz, the Leaders discussed Spain's current economic situation
The most important conclusion drawn following the meeting of the Leaders with Spain's Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime García-Legaz, is that it is necessary to work towards improving Spain-India bilateral relations in terms of trade. This is exactly the same conclusion as was drawn at the meeting with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. The two countries have a strong institutional relationship at the moment as a result of several official visits - the latest one by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel García-Margallo in April, - which has yielded greater understanding between them in the economic and cultural fields as well as facilitating the signing of several collaboration agreements.
However, Jaime García-Legaz said: “We are a long way off having the best possible relations. Therefore, I believe there is a lot that needs to be done and which can be done. We must put an end to many of the barriers preventing us from going further.” The Secretary of State for Trade was especially grateful to the SICF for the meeting with the participants in the Indian Leaders Programme, since this gave him the chance to exchange impressions with them as an MP.
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