Embassy of India Bratislava India- slovakia Relations

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Embassy of India

India- Slovakia Relations

India- Slovakia relations are friendly and free from any bilateral issues. The two countries cooperate well in international fora and have been supportive, by and large, of each other’s candidatures in elections in multilateral organizations. Notable instances in recent years include Slovakia’s support to the Indian candidatures for the UN Audit Board, and the UN’s Joint Inspection Unit, Justice Shri Dalveer Bhandari’s election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and India’s support for the Slovak candidature for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Slovakia supports permanent membership for India in UNSC. Slovakia also supported the waiver of NSG guidelines to enable international cooperation with India in civilian nuclear energy. Slovakia’s support to India’s non-permanent seat in the UNSC, the candidature of Ambassador Gopinathan for the UN’s Joint Inspection Unit, the election of the CAG of India to the UN Board of Auditors, and India’s reelection to the executive Board of the UNESCO for the period 2013-17. Slovakia has supported our candidature for Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for the term 2014-2018 as well as our candidature of India to the Council of the International Martime Organisation(IMO) in the ‘B’ category at the election held in London from 23 November to 2 December, 2015. India supported Justice Peter Tomka of Slovakia for re-election to the bench of the International Court of Justice [ICJ]. Slovakia supported our re-election to the Human Rights Council for 2015-2017. Slovakia has also expressed support for India’s position on UNSC reforms.

Political Relations

Important Bilateral treaties and Agreements:-

  • Protocol on Scientific cooperation between Slovak Academy of Sciences and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (1995)

  • Agreement for formation of the Indo—Slovak JBC (1995)

  • MOU on Defence Cooperation (1995)

  • Air Services Agreement (1996)

  • Agreement on Cooperation in Science & Technology (1996)

  • Agreement on Scientific Cooperation between Indian National Science Academy & Slovak Academy of Sciences (2001)

  • Economic Cooperation Agreement (2004)

  • Programme of Cooperation in the field of Culture (2004)

  • Bilateral Investment Promotion Agreement (2006)

  • Programme of Cooperation between Ministry of Culture of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic for the period 2011-2013, further extended for one year 2013-2014.

  • Protocol for Economic and Commercial Cooperation Agreement (2013)

  • Protocol for Economic and Commercial Cooperation Agreement (2015)

  • An MoU between lndian Railways and Slovak Railways was signed on 12th August, 2015 in New Delhi(2015)

Visits from India to Slovakia during 2012-2015:-

16-22 September 2012

Shri Birender Prasad Baishya, M.P. Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister led Indian Weightlifting Team consisting of 14 members to Kosice, Slovakia in the 3rd Youth (Boys & Girls) Weightlifting Championships.

29-31 October 2012

Smt. Preneet Kaur, MOS for External Affairs for bilateral consultations.

11-13 July, 2013

Dr. D. Purandeswari, MOS for Commerce as co-Chair of the 7th session of India-Slovakia Joint Economic Committee.

2 to 5 November 2013

Dr. Mukul Sangama, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya

Visits from Slovakia to India during 2012-2015:-

1-19 October 2012

Mr. Jan Ilavsky, State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic attended the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Hyderabad.

17-19 June, 2013

Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, Dy. PM and Foreign and European Affairs Minister visited New Delhi and Mumbai.

11-12 November 2013

Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, Dy.PM and Foreign and European Affairs Minister visited India to attend the ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting.

07-10 October 2015

Mr Vazil Hudak, Economy Minister of Slovakia, visited India and met Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways

Bilateral Trade Statistics (in million):- (In million)

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