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President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday assured Indians living abroad that the government is steadily using technology more to address their concerns.
During his address to the Indian community and Friends of India in Ljubljana, Kovind said that India was committed to enhance the economic relations with Slovenia, a country in Central Europe.
There is good potential to strengthen the trade, investment, technology, and cooperation. I am hopeful that the fruitful engagements of the business delegation accompanying me with their Slovenian partners will lay down a new path of trade and technology tie ups.
The president reached Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Monday as part of his nine-day three-nation visit to Iceland, Switzerland, and Slovenia.
He also said that Overseas Citizenship of India card scheme has been made flexible for many and the Indian missions abroad are more proactive in dealing with the issues of the Indians.
We have used technology especially social media to reach to your concerns. We are dealing to make consular services even more efficient.
Speaking about historical relations between both India and Slovenia, Kovind said the Center is very keen to intensify this people-to-people contact through tourism and through cultural exchanges.
History of intervention between India and Slovenia goes back to ages. Centuries ago, Slovenians traveled to India by land and sea. Indian culture, philosophy continued to attract them to our countries, he said.
In his first-ever state visit to the country, Kovind emphasized that Slovenia’s beauty is also drawing a large number of Indian tourists. Many Indian movies have also been shot in a charming country.
According to an official statement, Slovenia consists of a very small Indian community of about 150 people and mainly students and Person of Indian Origins living in the country.
India has incessantly enjoyed a trade surplus with Slovenia, which identified India as one of its strategic focus markets in 2013, the statement said.
By Sowmya Sangam