Governor Abbott Meets With Minister Of Commerce And Industry And Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu

March 28, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today met with India's Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, in New Delhi, India. During the meeting, the Governor and the Minister discussed the importance of trade between Texas and India. The Governor also spoke of his commitment to working with the Minister to establish a direct flight from Texas to India. A readout of the meeting can be found below.

Governor Abbott and Minister Prabhu began the meeting by discussing the mutual benefit of continued trade between India and Texas. The Governor then expressed his desire to establish a direct flight from the State of Texas to India to further enhance the exchange of both cultural and economic development. The meeting concluded as Governor Abbott and Minister Prabhu reaffirmed their ongoing commitment to the strengthening of the Texas-India relationship, and their desire to expand opportunities to promote further cultural and economic exchange.

Suresh Prabhu is the current Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation of the Government of India. Previously, Prabhu served in several other ministries and was designated Sherpa of the G20 Summit, as well as Chairman of the Task Force on the Interlinking of Rivers. Prabhu is known for his initiative, public accessibility, belief in participation in the political process, and support of growth-driven reform.