Belgrade. President Draupadi Murmu held talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vukic here on Thursday and said that bilateral relations are based on mutual trust, mutual understanding and mutual support on issues of mutual interest. Murmu, the first Indian President to visit Serbia, said, “We are committed to embodying more aspirations in this important relationship.” The two Presidents discussed important aspects of the India-Serbia bilateral relationship as well as global and regional issues of common interest in the delegation-level talks. Murmu said in a press statement, “I had positive and fruitful talks with President Vukic this morning in which all important aspects of our bilateral relations and global and regional issues of common interest were discussed.” #WATCH | We also resolved to build further on our long-standing bilateral ties, especially in trade and investment, science and technology, including information and digital technologies, and to promote people-to-people contacts further. We agreed to strengthen our coordination… pic.twitter.com/xPqRIUpAmE — ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2023 He said that the relations between India and Serbia have been special since the days of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Murmu said, “We resolved to further promote our long-standing bilateral ties, especially in trade and investment, science and technology including information and digital technologies, and people-to-people contacts. We agreed to strengthen our coordination and cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral fora. The President said that he was delighted to be in Serbia on his first state visit to a European country. He thanked President Vukic and the people of Serbia for their warm welcome. They recalled the visit of President Vukic to India in 2017 as the then Serbian Prime Minister and said that his visit set the stage for further expansion of our bilateral relations. President Murmu arrived here from Suriname on Wednesday. #WATCH | President Droupadi Murmu was welcomed by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in a ceremony at the Presidential Palace with full State honors in Belgrade today pic.twitter.com/5UsJLkYYvs — ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2023 Did. This is the first visit of an Indian President to Serbia. Murmu was welcomed with full state honors at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Bernabić also called on President Murmu and discussed issues of bilateral and mutual interest. Murmu also addressed the India-Serbia Business Forum. During this, he told the entrepreneurs, “I had a very good meeting with President Vukic. We both agreed to deepen partnership in all areas, including economic and trade ties. The entrepreneurs in this room today can be the driving force behind the vibrant relationship between our two countries.” Also read The President said that India has the third largest start-up ecosystem in the world with more than 100 unicorn companies. He said, “Your country is a country of smart and hardworking people driven by innovation and ideas. Serbia can become an effective route for Indian companies to access large markets in Europe and Eurasia. Murmu said that Serbia is looking towards hardworking and skilled personnel and professionals from other countries to meet its manpower needs and he is confident that Indian talent can be a reliable partner in Serbia’s progress.