September 29, 2022

NSW Premier Perrottet to embark on India tour

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet will lead a trade mission to Japan, India and Korea, with a packed agenda that consolidates new deals, boosts the state’s visitor economy and sectors international education, and drives investment in priority growth sectors like clean energy generation, where NSW aspires to be a global leader.

The announcement comes at a time when the state’s Minister for Development, Jobs and Trade, Roger Cook, and Minister for International Education, David Templeman, are currently leading Australia’s largest trade delegation- Occidentale as part of an Invest and Trade Western Australia mission to India.

The mission will take place from July 21 to 29, passing through Japan (Tokyo and Hiroshima), South Korea (Seoul) and India (Mumbai and Bangalore). It will be Mr Perrottet’s first overseas visit as Head of State, and the first overseas visit by a NSW Premier since the pandemic forced the shutdown international borders.

“The pandemic has slowed global trade relations, but New South Wales is open for business and we have pressing trade and investment opportunities with key regional partners,” Mr Perrottet said.

“This trade mission will reaffirm critical international relationships and advance important agreements, to give our state a critical advantage in attracting investment in future growth sectors, including advanced manufacturing and green hydrogen production.

Mr Perrottet will be accompanied by Minister for Business, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres for the Indian leg of the visit.

Mr Ayres will lead a new annual business delegation made up of government and industry representatives to bring New South Wales businesses to India to promote New South Wales exports and develop trade. business partnerships.

“NSW has a strong economic and cultural relationship with India. We are home to Australia’s largest Indian population, India is our third largest source of international students and our fastest growing tourism market, with Indian visitors spending an estimated $444 million in 2019,” Mr. Ayres.

“With the signing of a historic new trade agreement earlier this year, a new direct air service between Sydney and South India, the return of international students and increased investment, NSW is poised to reap the most of the immense opportunities between our two nations. ”