King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium on a seven day State visit to India from 5-11 Nov 2017. The visit, which is taking place in the year when both nations are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic ties, is aimed at deepening the overall political and economic engagement between the two countries.
During the official meeting with PM, both sides discussed wide-ranging bilateral and multilateral issues including:
India’s historic relations with Belgium, contribution of Indian soldiers in First World War
Belgium’s support to India at the multilateral fora
India’s fight against terrorism
Migration and Mobility
Trade and Investment
India EU relations and the 14th India EU Summit, progress on the India-EU bilateral trade and investment agreement
Fight against climate change and India’s views on BREXIT.
Important: The King formally announced Belgium’s support for India’s candidate – Judge Dalveer Bhandari for the International Court of Justice. India also expressed its support to Belgium’s candidature for the non-permanent seat in the UNSC for the period 2019-20.
Agreements: In all about 38 Agreements covering smart cities, academic and business cooperation will be signed during the visit.
Belgium capital- Brussels
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