India & Serbia To Curb Terrorism
India and Serbia resolved to fight the issue of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and decided to enhance cooperation in areas like defence manufacturing, IT and infrastructure, as Vice President Venkaiah Naidu met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. During the visit, the two sides signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of plant health and plant quarantine and a revised Air Services Agreement which will increase the bilateral trade in agricultural products and it would boost trade and tourism by the launch of direct air connectivity between India to Serbia in future. It was done to expand the bilateral cooperation especially in the areas of economic and cultural relations.
India and Serbia have had close cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral foray. We agreed that United Nations needs to be reformed to reflect the realities of today and address current global challenges, it is long overdue. Both the countries resolved to fight the scourge of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism at various international foray. It is a global challenge and requires a global response. Terror has no religion. Terrorism is the enemy of humanity. We must all come together.
In the area of economic cooperation, both sides agreed to enhance cooperation in the areas of priority such as agriculture, food processing, defence manufacturing, science and technology, information technology, infrastructure, tourism and pharmaceuticals. Naidu thanked Vucic for Serbia's unilateral decision to waive visa for short visits by Indians travelling to Serbia.