OF THE HIGH LEVEL DELEGATION OF
headed by H.E. Dr. Predrag Ivanovic, Minister for
International Economic Relations of Serbia and
from 7-12 February 2006. The delegation, including H.E. Mr.
Milan Parivodic, Minister for International Economic Relations
of the Republic of Serbia, as well as representatives from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense of Serbia
and Montenegro and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, had
official meetings with Minister of Commerce & Industry
Shri Kamal Nath, Minister of Finance Shri P. Chidambaram,
Minister of State for External Affairs Shri Anand Sharma,
Minister of State for Defense Shri Rao Inderjit Singh,
Minister for Science, Technology & Ocean Development Shri
Kapil Sibal, Minister for Tourism Smt. Ambika Soni and
Minister for Agriculture Shri Sharad Pawar.
delegation, including the representatives of the Serbian
companies, also met with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII),
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
and Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry
of India (ASSOCHAM).
the visit, agreements on Trade and Economic Cooperation and
Avoidance of Double Taxation were signed between
. A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between the
Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the ASSOCHAM providing the
platform for exploring business opportunities in the areas of
IT, pharmacy, engineering, textiles and plastic products. An
Agreement was signed between the Subotica Chamber of Commerce
, Haryana and Delhi Chambers of Commerce (PHDCC) for promoting
cooperation between the two regional Chambers of Commerce.
MOVIE “PREMIDATED MURDER” AT THE FESTIVAL “LITTLE
movie “Premeditated Murder” (“Ubistvo s predumisljajem”,
dir. Gorcin Stojanovic, 1995) has been screened at the
Festival “Little Europe” organized by the Department of
Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies,
in February 2006. The theme for the 2006 Festival of films
from Eastern and
has been “Literature and Cinema”. The Indian audience has
shown a lot of interest in the movie “Premeditated
Murder”, as well as in the book by Serbian writer Slobodan
Selenic, after which the movie was made.
BAND “SANJA ILIC&BALKANIKA” IN
In November 2005 Serbian band “Sanja Ilic&Balkanika”
. The Embassy, in cooperation with the Indian Council for
Cultural Relations (ICCR), organised a concert of “Sanja
Ilic&Balkanika” on 17 November 2005 in
. Indian audience expressed great interest and appreciation in
Balkan traditional music
and rhythm which were presented in a new, modern way.
Members of “Sanja Ilic&Balkanika” are famous and
talented ethno musicians, singing and performing on
traditional old Balkan instruments the music based on
spiritual and traditional Balkan tunes, with the modern
rhythm, feeling and sensibility. Old music from Balkans with
splendid musicians playing traditional instruments conjures
the atmosphere of the Balkans region. Basic idea of this
project is whether it is “possible to build, for a new
millennium, new house on Balkans, a house made out of all of
our differences which are becoming a unifying material. Is it
possible to build into that house all the energy of art and
knowledge of both East and West “. “Sanja Ilic&Balkanika”
is the Serbian group of the year 2002.
group is led by Sanja Ilic, one of the most successful modern composers of pop and rock music in
. He also composes music for film, theatre and TV, has won
many prizes at different music festivals and has participated
at the Eurovision Song Contest.
details about the group are also available on the Internet