India seeks Swedish help in higher education

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New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) After making higher budgetary allocation for higher education and seeking out United Kingdom's help in the field, India today also sought Swedish help to make higher education a world class experience in the country.

During a meeting with Swedish Minister of Foreign Trade Ewa Bjorling here, Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath sought active cooperation of the Scandinavian country in the field of higher education.

Identifying complementarities in high-tech areas of IT, biotech, automotive industry and electronics, Mr Kamal Nath said it was necessary for the two countries to catalyze cooperation by involving industry, academia and local universities.

The two ministers also discussed trade and economic relations which was attended Mr Ajay Shankar, Secretary Industrial Policy&Promotion, Commerce Secretary G K Pillai and senior officials from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Directorate General of Foreign Trade and representatives from the apex chambers and business communities from both sides.

India-Sweden trade stood at 2.3 billion in 2006-07.

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