India, Serbia join hands to combat terror, boost economic ties

Belgrade, Sep 15 : India and Serbia on Saturday joined hands to fight terrorism and expand their bilateral cooperation, especially in the areas of economic and cultural relations, while signed agreements on cooperation in plant protection and plant quarantine and on-air services, following the talks between Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

Vice President Naidu 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.”

“I thanked President Vucic for Serbia’s unilateral decision to waive visa for short visits by Indians traveling to Serbia. India has also extended e-Visa facility to Serbian nationals. Our initiatives would further promote tourism&greater people-to-people contact,” Vice President said.

“India-Serbia are on path of economic reforms to realise goal of socio-economic development of our people. India as one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, presents opportunities for win-win partnership between Serbian & Indian entrepreneurs,” he said

“My visit to Serbia assumed special significance as both nations are celebrating 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations this year. Happy that Serbia and India Post have jointly released commemorative stamps on Nikola Tesla and Swami Vivekananda to celebrate this, ” he said.

India and Serbia have historic and special relations as co-founders of the Non-Aligned Movement.

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