Modi holds talks with Belgian king to strengthen bilateral ties
The talks, held at Hyderabad House, included a high-level delegation which comprised of six Belgian ministers and CEOs of 86 Belgian companies.
A ceremonial welcome was also accorded to King Philippe and his wife, Queen Mathilde at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Modi meets Belgium's King Philippe in New Delhi
India is Belgium's second largest export destination
India's bilateral trade with Belgium stood at $13.28 billion in 2016-17. Indian exported goods and services worth $5.65 billion to Belgium, while its imports stood at $6.62 billion.
India has emerged as Belgium's second largest export destination and is its third largest trading partner outside the European Union.
King Philippe's visit along with the delegation of CEOs indicates Belgium's willingness to boost bilateral trade.
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