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State Secretary Simona Leskovar meets A. Gitesh Sarma, Secretary (West) of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs

The two counterparts confirmed positive bilateral relations between Slovenia and India, and they identified a number of opportunities for enhanced cooperation in various fields, from business and tourism to culture, science and sports.

State Secretary Simona Leskovar in talks with A. Gitesh Sarma, Secretary (West) of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs

As part of the first state visit by an Indian president to Slovenia, State Secretary Leskovar held talks with Secretary (West) of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs A. Gitesh Sarma, who is a member of the presidential delegation.

The interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the positive bilateral relations, and they took today’s signing of various work programmes and memoranda of understanding as a springboard for strengthening cooperation.

Touching upon current developments in both regions, they underscored the need for dialogue and for a robust, well-functioning multilateral framework to rise to the challenges facing the international community. They both view respect for human rights as fundamental in the peaceful resolution of disputes. 

State Secretary Leskovar went on to present the business environment in Slovenia, which offers good investment opportunities as a member of the EU, Schengen area and eurozone with a well-educated workforce. Particularly high-tech niche business segments have great potential.

Slovenia will also strive to enhance cooperation with India during its EU Council presidency in the second half of 2021.