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Lithuania-India could be technology partners, says Naidu

VP addresses Indians in Vilnius

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VP addresses Indians in Vilnius

 

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The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu visiting the Santaka Valley of the Kaunas University of Technology, in Kaunas, Lithuania on 18 August 2019.

 

Lithuania could be an important technology partner for India, especially in areas such as lasers, renewable energy, agro-food processing and life sciences, said the Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu.

Addressing the Indian community at Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania on the second day of his three-nation tour to the Baltic region, he said the bilateral trade between the countries was below potential.

To raise the bilateral trade, he called on the Indian community in Lithuania to serve as a bridge in strengthening economic and cultural relations between the two countries.

Addressing the Indian community at Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania on the second day of his three-nation tour to the Baltic region, he said the bilateral trade between the countries was below potential.

He also highlighted the immense opportunities in India to collaborate and work together.

“Our youth are driving the digital revolution, powering the start-up ecosystem and pioneering artificial intelligence. The Start-up India flagship initiative is intended to build a strong Eco-system for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship in the country,” said the Vice President.

Naidu said that India was making rapid strides in the development journey and has an ambitious plan to build next-generation infrastructure including 100 Smart Cities, 10 green-field airports, 7 high-speed train corridors, 5 major ports, highways and nation-wide broadband connectivity linking our villages and urban areas.

He also applauded the Vilnius University for being at the forefront in promoting Indology studies, including Hindi, the Vice President said that interest in Indian philosophy, films and cuisine had risen phenomenally.

Naidu expressed his happiness that Lithuanian Universities had become a destination of choice for Indian students whose numbers increased significantly in recent years.

The Vice President also visited the laboratory area of the Institute of Material Sciences and the Ultra Sound Research Institute at the Santaka Valley of the Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas on 18 August 2019.

He also witnessed a presentation on the Krunois Hydro Power Plant at the University. fiinews.com

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