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India seeks Norwegian support for key initiatives: Prez

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

seeks Norwegian partnerships to support its key initiatives like 'Make in India' and 'Clean India' among others, said on Tuesday.

Welcoming the Norwegian Erna Solberg, who had called on him, Kovind said and shared warm and friendly relations and were "natural partners".

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

The said India-bilateral trade had been growing but there was potential for expansion especially in energy, and health sectors.

"Norwegian capability in shipping, port management, fishing, defence and is globally known," Kovind 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," he added.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 19:31 IST