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Belgium–India relations

Belgium–India relations

Belgium

India

Belgium–India relations refers to the bilateral ties between the Republic of India and the Kingdom of Belgium. India has an embassy in Brussels. Belgium's embassy in New Delhi is an architectural marvel designed by Satish Gujral and built in 1984.

Belgium being India's eight largest trading partner as of 2009, accounting for trade of nearly 415.52 billion rupees.[1] India and Belgium share the common value of "democracy, pluralism and rule of law" and Belgium has supported the G4 nations.[2] The former deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Steven Vanackere had said that "slowly but surely" India was getting its "rightful place in global governance". He reiterated that Belgium "unequivocally" reconfirmed its support for India's bid for a permanent seat in the enlarged UN Security Council.[3]

Bilateral trade

India and Belgium have strong trading links, with India being the second largest importer of and fifth largest exporter to Belgian products.[4] In 2008, The Government of India spoke about how Belgium and India were "partners in a globalised world".[5]

References

  1. ^ http://asiancorrespondent.com/186/top-10-trading-partners-of-india/
  2. ^ http://www.whatisindia.com/issues/belgiumr/indo-belgiumr_info.html
  3. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-03-22/india/28126661_1_permanent-seat-unsc-belgium
  4. ^ http://mea.gov.in/mystart.php?id=50042449
  5. ^ http://commerce.nic.in/pressrelease/pressrelease_detail.asp?id=2335
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