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India, Lithuania agree to collaborate in agri sector

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and Lithuania have agreed to collaborate in research and agricultural technology, while looking to further intensify their cooperation in the food processing sector.

In delegation level talks between Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kundariya and Lithunia's Vice Minister for Agriculture Vilius Martusevicius, both sides agreed that there is potential for intensifying cooperation in sectors like food and dairy processing.

Both sides also agreed to collaborate in research and agricultural technology. The talks were held last week on October 1.

"It was agreed that a Lithuanian delegation comprising of senior executives of the Ministry, scientists and business representatives would visit to take forward the conversations. A bilateral agreement on agricultural cooperation will also be signed during the visit," Agriculture Ministry said in a statement.

Indian delegation also visited Kaunas Agricultural University where they were shown research facilities available there. The delegation also met agricultural enterprises in Kaunas who showed willingness to work with Indian companies under 'Make in India' scheme.

Kundaria was accompanied by Ambassador Ajay Bisaria and other senior officers of Indian Government. The Ambassador also invited Lithuanian companies as partners, as gears up for a phase of active and focused engagement with Central Europe.

First Published: Mon, October 05 2015. 20:32 IST
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