Meeting of the President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) G. Patoulis with the Ambassador of India Shamma Jain February 27, 2018

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G. Patoulis, President of KEDE: "For Local Government priority is to strengthen areas with a developmental potential such as medical tourism, for the benefit of local communities"

The President of KEDE G. Patoulis met with the Ambassador of India to Greece Shamma Jain, at the offices of the Union.

At the heart of the meeting was ways of cooperation between the two countries, with the aim of launching joint initiatives to strengthen sectors such as culture, tourism, education as well as medical tourism.

In this context, Mr. Patoulis highlighted the potential of Local Government to contribute to strengthening and highlighting development pillars such as Health Tourism and highlighted the dynamics of synergies with countries such as India with experience and knowhow in this fast track growing sector.

From her side, the Ambassador of India congratulated the President of KEDE for his efforts to promote medical tourism and expressed her intention to help and contribute actively in this direction by dynamically activating the medical networks of her country.

In his statements, the President of KEDE stressed the following:

"Following the important contacts I had with prominent representatives of Local Government, the political and business world of India, such as the Tourism Minister of Maharashtra during my recent visit to Mumbai, India, on the occasion of the World Tourism Fair, I met with the Ambassador of India with whom I had a very constructive conversation. 

Our common goal is the launching of fruitful partnerships between the two countries and the exchange of best practices with the aim of strengthening areas with a developmental potential such as medical tourism for the benefit of local communities.

For Local Government it is a priority to promote the comparative advantages of our country abroad in order to turn the global interest to Greece ".

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