India to hold a separate bilateral forum with Bolivia, Croatia, and Chile during an official visit of President Ram Nath Kovind, starting from March 25 conclude on April 2.
The Ministry of External Affairs said in an official statement that “the large business delegations joining in the bilateral business forums organized as part of the visit of President indicate the increasing interest of Indian companies in expanding business ties with these countries.”
President Ram Nath Kovind will meet with Presidents of all three nations during his visit.
Croatia and India are currently focusing in strengthening investment linkages and trade, reports the MEA.
The statement has outlined that “Bolivia’s Lithium and our needs for eMobility and eStorage provide natural synergies. As Bolivia embarks on the industrialization of its resources, India is a willing partner for know-how, technology, and skills. In the Financial Year 2017-18, the bilateral trade grew by 205% to reach US$ 772 million.”
Meanwhile, President Kovind has a visit to Chile that comes at a time when 70th year of establishment of Chile-India diplomatic relations is being celebrated.
“President’s State Visits to the three countries would reinvigorate bilateral ties and provide new direction to multi-faceted development of our bilateral relations,” added the statement.