8th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Serbia

​Feb 04: The 8th Foreign Office Consultation between India and Serbia was held on 03 February 2023 in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Shri Sanjay Verma, Secretary(West) in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Serbian side was led by Ambassador Vladimir Marić, Assistant Minister for Bilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia.

​India and Serbia share close and friendly relations, underpinned by longstanding bonds of friendship between their people. The Consultations comprehensively reviewed existing bilateral ties, covering areas of interest such as trade and economic relations, defence, science & technology, research & development, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, culture, and people-to-people ties. The two sides also expressed satisfaction with their strong cooperation in the multilateral forum.

​Both sides also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, including developments in India’s neighbourhood, Ukraine, and the United Nations. India’s priorities as President of G20, and its endeavour to take up the cause of Global South, were also shared with the Serbian side.

Both sides agreed on sustaining regular exchanges that have nurtured bilateral relations. The next round of Foreign Office Consultations will be held on mutually convenient dates in Belgrade.

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