Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and held a fruitful discussion with him on strengthening cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, defense, and IT. Naidu, who arrived at Belgrade on Friday, was welcomed by Vucic. The two sides finalized agreements on cooperation in the field of plant health and plant quarantine and a revised Air Services Agreement.
"These agreements will contribute to further enhancing bilateral economic ties," Vice President's office tweeted. The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen economic cooperation and trade to expand the great potential of the partnership between the countries, said Raveesh Kumar, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson. Earlier, Naidu was accorded a ceremonial welcome by Vucic. India and Serbia are celebrating 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations.
New impetus to the partnership that is gaining momentum!Vice President @MVenkaiahNaidu President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic led delegation level talks betwn 2 sides where fruitful discussion on food production,agriculture, pharmaceuticals,defense industry,tourism IT followed. pic.twitter.com/uLDKprM4TT— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 15, 2018
"I am glad that we'll jointly release the postage stamp on two great personalities, Swami Vivekananda and Nikola Tesla," the Vice President said. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor and engineer who contributed to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Naidu interacted Friday with the Indian community in Belgrade and asked them to be part of India's growth story.