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New Delhi : The Vice President (VP) of India M Venkaiah Naidu on September 15, 2018, said that India and Serbia have historic and special relations as co-founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and our relationship is based on mutual trust, mutual understanding and support to each other on issues of core interest. He was making a press statement after holding delegation level talks with the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic at Serbia Place, Belgrade, Serbia. The Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla, Ambassador of India to Serbia Subrata Bhattacharjee and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that India and Serbia have historic and special relations as co-founders of the Non-Aligned Movement we agreed to expand the bilateral cooperation especially in the areas of economic and cultural relations. India and Serbia are on the path of economic reforms to realise the goal of socio-economic development of our people, he added.

The Vice President along with the Serbian President witnessed the signing of MoUs between India and Serbia on cooperation in the fields of Plant Health and Plant Quarantine and a revised Air Services. Addressing on this occasion, the Vice President said that these agreements will contribute to further enhancing bilateral economic ties between India and Serbia, according to a PIB release.

Both leaders jointly released the Commemorative Stamps on two great personalities, Swami Vivekananda, the great Philosopher from India, and Nikola Tesla, the great scientist from Serbia, to commemorate 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Serbia. The Vice President along with the Serbian President also visited the Exhibition on ‘Belgrade/New Delhi – 70 years of Diplomatic Relations’.

Naidu congratulated the President of Serbia for the success of economic reforms undertaken by the Serbian Government which have resulted in significant improvement in the economic situation and business environment of Serbia.

The Vice President said that today India is one of the fastest growing major economies in the world and Serbian companies can take advantage of the favourable trade and investment environment as well as major policy initiatives like Make in India, Smart cities, Digital India, Start-up India, etc. by participating in these programmes in Business to Business mode including Joint Ventures. He said that there is huge scope to promote collaboration in sectors like agriculture and food processing, science & technology, IT & Electronics, pharmaceuticals, education and tourism. Agriculture holds enormous significance for the development and food security of both our countries, he added.

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