India, Serbia join hands to fight terrorism, boost trade

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India and Serbia on September 15 signed agreements on cooperation in plant protection and plant quarantine and on-air services, following the talks between Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. Both the sides also agreed to expand their bilateral cooperation, especially in the areas of economic and cultural relations and join hands to fight terrorism.

India and Serbia are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between them.

Vice President Naidu while briefing the media said, “I had extensive discussion with President Vucic this morning on all important aspects of our bilateral relationship as well as global and regional issues of common interest. We expressed our commitment to further build on long-standing friendly ties between our two countries.”

Vice President Naidu added, India and Serbia agreed to strengthen cooperation in the areas of priority such as agriculture, food processing, defense manufacturing, science and technology, information technology, infrastructure, tourism and pharmaceuticals.

He further added, “India and Serbia are on the path of economic reforms to realize the goal of socio-economic development of our peoples. India as one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, presents opportunities for win-win partnership between Serbian and Indian entrepreneurs in multiple sectors to realize the vast potential of our bilateral relationship.”

“I thanked President Vucic for Serbia’s unilateral decision to waive visa for short visits by Indians travelling to Serbia. India has also extended e-Visa facility to Serbian nationals,” added vice president.