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India-Norway trade has potential for expansion: Kovind

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Tuesday said there is scope for expansion of bilateral trade between and when Norwegian Erna called on him at Bhavan.

"Welcoming the Norwegian to India, the said that and share warm and friendly relations," the Bhavan said in a statement.

"As two vibrant democracies, with deep respect for the rule of law, cultural diversity and human rights, we are natural partners," it stated.

According to the statement, Kovind said that "India-bilateral trade has been growing but there is potential for expansion" and referred to the energy, IT, health and as presenting opportunities.

"Norwegian capability in shipping, port management, fishing, defence and is globally known," the statement said.

"seeks Norwegian partnerships in these areas to support its own programmes such as Make in India, Smart Cities, Clean India, Start-up India and the Sagarmala project," it added.

Earlier in the day, held bilateral talks with following which an agreement on India-Norway Ocean Dialogue was signed.

She also delivered the inaugural speech at this year's Raisina Dialogue, India's flagship annual geopolitical and geostrategic conference organised by the in partnership with the (ORF) think tank.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 23:04 IST
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