Slovenia and India share a long tradition of friendly relations, which have strengthened further after Slovenia’s independence 30 years ago. Our two countries share a commitment to respect international law, democracy, freedom, and human rights, and are both advocates of effective multilateralism. These common values facilitate our cooperation on the bilateral and multilateral levels as well as in the framework of EU – India relations. The cooperation and exchange of ideas between like-minded countries are of even greater importance in today’s restructuring of international relations.
In May 2022, Slovenia and India will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Bilateral relations have grown in importance over the years, and have intensified after opening Embassies in our respective countries: Slovenia in New Delhi in 2002, and India in Ljubljana in 2007. Important visits were exchanged: Prime Minister of Slovenia was on a state visit to India in June 2011; there was an exchange of parliament visits at the highest level: Speaker of Lok Sabha visited Slovenia in May 2013, and President of National Assembly of Slovenia visited India in November 2015.
Slovenia was also extremely honored to welcome the Indian President’s first official visit to Slovenia in September 2019.
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AN INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE PEACE, HARMONY, & PROSPERITY GLOBALLY
VISIT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER Dr. S JAISHANKAR TO KUWAIT
The visit of External Affairs Minister, H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar to Kuwait (9th-11th June 2021) was part of the enhanced political exchange on the 60th anniversary of steady and fruitful diplomatic relations between the two countries. The relation has assumed an unprecedented dimension of trust and care with the mutual pandemic outreach and assistance to each other. The visit was intended to consolidate the attainments of relations so far and expand new areas of mutual cooperation by building bridges of trust and confidence for the security and stability of the region.
INDIAN DIASPORA IN KUWAIT
India and Kuwait savor traditional close-knit ties since time immemorial due to historical trade links, geographical proximity, and cultural ties besides the presence of the Indian diaspora. India is also one of the biggest trading nations of Kuwait and the Gulf nation likewise is a significant supplier of oil to India. The Indian rupee was also the legal tender until 1961 in Kuwait and also the Indo-Kuwaiti trade revolved around textiles, horses, trade, and agricultural goods. Later, the diplomatic ties between the two countries began in 1962 when India was amongst the first nations to recognize the independence of Kuwait.
STRENGTHENING BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP
SIX DECADES OF FRIENDSHIP
INDIA NEEDS TO SHED ITS SOCIALISTIC-ERA FEAR OF PRIVATE SECTOR BIG CORPORATIONS
To become a technologically muscular nation, India needs to shed its socialistic-era fear of private sector big corporations In spite of the fact that service and consumer economy has been a major contributor to India’s GDP, it’s not good enough to meet the rising aspirations of the high-tech digital generation; nor does the service economy enable India to face the complex challenges of national defense, diplomacy, and international trade. Service economy does not create muscle power.
THE CHINESE PLAYBOOK
INFRASTRUCTURAL REVOLUTION GIVES WAY TO NEW GLOBAL POWER
THE AFGHAN CONUNDRUM
On 29 February 2020, the government of the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement in Doha which shall ensure self-determination for Afghanistan.
How Is The Indian Agriculture Sector Managing With The Pandemic And The Farm Laws?
Of late, the agriculture sector has been hugely impacted by the unprecedented conditions caused by the pandemic. Add to this, the twist given by the new farm laws, which have been enacted across the board, though being opposed vociferously by the farmers primarily from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, which they apprehend that it is a neoliberal move, which they think would lead to the loss of traditional wholesale markets and the corporatization of agriculture. Thus, the situation has become more complex and compounded.
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A Long-Standing Relationship
India and Kuwait enjoy traditionally warm and friendly relations, rooted in history and sustained people-to-people contact. The year 2020-21 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries. India has been a natural trading partner of Kuwait and until 1961 Indian Rupee was the legal tender in Kuwait. Till the discovery and development of oil, Kuwait’s economy revolved around its fine harbour and maritime activities which included shipbuilding, pearl diving, fishing and voyages to India on wooden dhows carrying dates, Arabian horses and pearls that were traded for wood, cereals, clothes and spices.
Janja Garnbret, the most dominant comp climber on the planet
The Land of Roast Goose and Dumplings
Alexander Lobrano returns to the sleepy villages of eastern Slovenia, where family-run inns serve the best-preserved old-fashioned cooking of Mitteleuropa.
Rain in Slovenia's Plains
Driving from Ljubljana through to Bled and Bohinj, two happy campers hike, canoe and amble along until weather plays spoilsport
ANA ROŠ THE PIONEER
SELF-TAUGHT CHEF ANA ROŠ’S HIŠA FRANKO HAS EARNED TWO MICHELIN STARS — HER COOKING COMBINES THE INGREDIENTS OF SLOVENIA’S SOČA VALLEY IN FASCINATING NEW WAYS.
WEEKENDER - MARIBOR
Against a backdrop of a restored old town, the Slovenian city is embracing its cultural identity, from colourful festivals to age-old winemaking.
5 EU states seek summit on ‘unfair' vaccine handouts
VIENNA (AFP) – Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Latvia have called for a European Union summit to discuss “huge disparities” in the distribution of vaccines, according to a letter published yesterday.
UAE sends aid to Slovenia in fight against COVID-19
In continuation of UAE’s efforts to provide a helping hand to all brotherly and friendly countries, UAE leadership has been keen to contribute to supporting the health sector in Slovenia
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MAHEPA announces: Hydrogen fuel cell driven Hy4 has flown
MAHEPA consortium is proud to announce that technology developed as part of the project has been successfully proven in flight on-board the Hy4 aircraft.
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