• Selaković visited Vice President Naidu and carried out dialogue with EAM S. Jaishankar, and Meenakshi Lekhi
• India and Serbia shared their perspectives on integrating and deepening their bilateral relations
• An agreement was signed between India and Serbia on fruitful employment for dependents of members of diplomatic Missions and consular Posts
Nikola Selaković, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Serbia, arrived in India on a two-day visit from 19 to 20 September 2021 as a special envoy of the Serbian President. Selaković visited Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, and carried out dialogue with External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar, and Minister of State for External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi.
Both the countries have enjoyed close, friendly relations because they were also the co-founders of the Non-Aligned Movement(NAM), which can be witnessed through their close cooperation on bilateral issues and international issues of common importance. India wished Serbia good luck in arranging an event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NAM conference in Belgrade on 11th and 12th October 2021.
India and Serbia shared their perspectives on integrating and deepening their bilateral relations and also discussed hosting the next Foreign Office Consultations and Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation. They also conveyed their satisfaction with the high-level exchanges and talked about increasing their collaboration in various sectors such as agriculture, food processing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, IT &ITeS, heavy engineering, machinery & equipment, infrastructure, and construction.
The countries also agreed on a reciprocal arrangement based on the recognition of Covid-19 vaccine certificates issued by their national authorities, as this would increase people-to-people contacts and travel for business and trade.
During the visit, an agreement was signed between India and Serbia on fruitful employment for dependents of members of diplomatic Missions and consular Posts. An exchange of views also took place on regional issues along with global issues of common interest, and the nations agreed that the fundamental principles of international relations that must be observed by all include the rule of law and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.