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President Kovind’s bilateral visit: India, Slovenia sign 7 MoUs

India, Slovenia boost bilateral relations, sign seven MoUs
India, Slovenia boost bilateral relations, sign seven MoUs

India and Slovenia have signed seven MoUs and Programmes of Cooperation in the fields of Investment, Sports, Culture, River Rejuvenation, Science and Technology and Standards.

President Ram Nath Kovind met Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Monday and discussed the possibility of bilateral collaboration on a wide range of issues. The two countries also signed seven MoUs and Programmes of Cooperation in the fields of Investment, Sports, Culture, River Rejuvenation, Science and Technology and Standards.

“India-Slovenia bilateral trade is picking up and Indian and Slovenian companies are finding new opportunities to do business together. There is significant potential to increase bilateral trade by diversifying our trade basket,” President Kovind averred. He also said that India’s growth and Slovenia’s technology and manufacturing abilities complement each other.

President Kovind further said, “India is targeting to become a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2025. There are immense possibilities of co-operation between the two countries in the fields of high technology, especially clean technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Start-up and innovation sectors also present opportunities.” “Slovenia has developed niche technology in the defence sector and is a proven leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence, defence equipment and clean water technologies,” he added.

President Kovind also accentuated India-Slovenia relations in multilateral fora and said that India values Slovenia’s support for India’s candidature for permanent membership in the UN Security Council. “There is a need to strengthen multilateral institutions and we should work together on this issue,” President Kovind said.

Regarding climate change, President Kovind enjoined Slovenia to join the International Solar Alliance to combat climate change.

The two countries agreed on the pressing issue of terrorism and stated that the world should come together to work against such evil forces. President Kovind thanked Slovenia for supporting India’s concern on cross-border terrorism.

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