President Kovind sought the participation of Belgian companies in the
Shipping Ministry's ambitious programe of development of Ports, Container
Terminals and Waterways under the Sagar Mala.
Hosting a banquet in honour of Belgian king Philip at the Rashtrapathi
bhavan on Novemer 7th, President said India has an ambitious Sagar Mala Project
to develop its Port Sector. We seek participation of Belgian companies in this
regards the President said adding that Belgium has global expertise in building
and managing Ports
The economic relations form the core of the Indo-Belgian partnership.
Bilateral trade is growing but we can do a lot more together. We must see how
we can replicate the success of the diamond industry in other sectors, the
The Indian economy is on a steady
growth path. Our Make in India, Clean India, Smart Cities and other initiatives
offer immense opportunities for Belgian investors.
The remarkable transformation of the Belgian economy following the World
Wars made Belgium a key player in intra-Europe trade and connectivity. It has,
ever since, remained at the vanguard of Europe’s industrial progress. He stated
that at the present juncture, when India is engaging with the world to bring
new energy to its development, we welcome Belgian participation in our growth
The President said that Belgium has been instrumental in the process of
uniting Europe into a successful single market. The Government of Belgium has
remained committed to the European Union project. India, too, sees the European
Union as a factor of stability in a changing world.