Live: PM's speech at India-Turkey Business Forum

New Delhi: In the presence of business leaders and also Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Pm Narendra Modi addressed the India-Turkey Business Forum. President Erdogan was accorded a ceremonial welcome earlier in the day, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, where the PM Modi and President Pranab Mukherji welcomed him. 

Major discussion are expected to be on trade and economic ties, besides talks on some sensitive topics like Kashmir and Pakistan.

Here are the highlights of the PM's speech:

-India was never a more promising destination than it is today: PM Narendra Modi

-India and Turkey are both energy deficient, and our energy needs are ever increasing. This sector is an imp pillar of bilateral relation

-We are modernizing our railways and upgrading our highways. We have made maximum allocations for these two sectors

-Recent GST legislation is another such initiative ,was an old demand to create a uniform & efficient business atmosphere in the country

-My Govt came to power in this very month three years back, since then we have launched several initiatives to reform economy

-We have to build on this rich heritage, huge potential and opportunity to enhance bilateral engagement (with Turkey

-India and Turkey are among 20 largest economies in the World. Both have shown remarkable stability

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