August 2015 \ Interviews \ Key Diplomatic Interview
“We would like Indian investors to come to Slovenia”

In an interview on bilateral relations, engagement policies and business opportunities, Ambassador of Slovenia to India, Ms Darja Bavdaž Kuret opens up with India Empire’s Assistant Editor Misha Singh...

Please tell us about the role played by the chambers of commerce in enhancement of economic cooperation and strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries…

Well, the chambers are very important as they are the associations of business people. In Slovenia we practically have two chambers namely Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, and Chambers of Small and Micro Enterprises. Majority enterprises in Slovenia are either medium or small. The commerce chamber has established relation with all the big chambers in India such as CII, FICCI and PHD. These chambers in India have been very helpful in organising various events for promotion of business relations between the two countries.

What is the future of trade between Slovenia and India? Also, please tell us about the future of Slovenian exporters in India, and Indian exporters in Slovenia?

If India will discover Slovenia as a gateway to the European Union market, it will immediately boost the trade not directly to Slovenia but actually to the European Union. We would also like to invite Indian investors to come to Slovenia. The areas of interest for the investors can be pharmaceuticals, energy, hydraulic pumps and technology for waste management.