Embassy of India
Ambassador participates in the 3rd Meeting of India-Serbia Joint Economic Committee through video conferencing
Mrs. Narinder Chauhan, Ambassador of India in the Republic of Serbia participated in the third meeting of the India-Serbia Joint Economic Committee (JEC) that was held through video conferencing on 10th March 2017. The JEC was co-chaired on the Indian side by Ms. Anita Praveen, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Mr. Nemanja Stevanovic, State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia.
The two sides informed each other of the economic situation in their respective countries and discussed the prospects to enhance bilateral economic & trade relations. Both sides agreed to further strengthen and diversify bilateral economic & commercial relations and continue linkages between business associations/trade bodies on either side to promote bilateral trade. The Indian side apprised the Serbian side about the latest economic developments in India and highlighted the flagship projects such as Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat, Start-Up India, etc.
Both sides examined and discussed the status of bilateral economic cooperation, including trade and investment, agriculture & food processing, energy, mining, scientific and technical cooperation, Information Technology & Electronics, civil aviation, health, pharmaceuticals, tourism, film making, youth affairs & sports and cooperation between private sectors.
Ambassador emphasized on the import of wheat, soyabean, oil seeds from Serbia and called for visit of Indian delegation to work out the modalities. The Indian side also expressed interest in procuring copper and gold from Serbia. The two sides expressed readiness to develop and continue their mutual economic cooperation and find ways and means for its further development. Both sides agreed to undertake follow-up actions on the subjects discussed during the meeting.
Date: March 23, 2017