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India-EU collaboration will be better when we are five-trillion dollar economy: Puri

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The potential for India-EU collaboration will be much better when the country is a five-trillion dollar economy, Puri said Tuesday.

Puri was speaking at an event for the release of a book, titled 'and EU: An Insider's View', written by former Indian The event was organised by the Indian Council of Affairs.

The book launch also saw a discussion on and EU relations between Tomasz Kozlowski, of the European Union, Alexandre Ziegler, of and the

Mukherjee said will benefit from the Brexit.

"India looks at EU with a British prism. After the Brexit, the UK will become a second class power whose GDP will be lower than India," she said while stressing there will be a new phase of India-EU relationship after the Brexit.

Puri stressed that there is a huge potential in India-EU relations.

"The potential for the India-Eu collaboration will be much better when we are a five-trillion dollar economy...because our development challenges are of a magnitude which somebody sitting in probably finds it difficult to comprehend," Puri said.

He stressed that one has to "absorb the reality" staring in the face while signing free-trade agreements.

EU Kozlowski said perceives India as a country with growing engagement on global and international issues and promoting its soft power and building diverse partnerships and emerging global power.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:10 IST