India and Kuwait signed five pacts to strengthen bilateral cooperation in Culture and Education

Nov 9, 2013 09:35 IST

India and Kuwait on 8 November 2013 agreed to expand cooperation in key areas, which includes energy and investment. Five pacts were signed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in culture and education during the India visit of the Prime Minister of Kuwait, HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

During this India visit of the Kuwait Prime Minister to India five documents were signed including an agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons, cooperation in the field of sports and youth affairs and exchange of cultural and information programmes, besides cooperation in the field of education. The documents are:

Name of Agreement/ MoU

Signatories from India

Signatories from Kuwait

Remarks

Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of India and the State of Kuwait on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

Sushil Kumar Shinde, Minister of Home Affairs

Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Agreement aims to enable the transfer of sentenced persons of both the countries to serve their remaining sentences of imprisonment or any other form of punishment in their own country.

MoU between the Foreign Service Institute(FSI), Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India and the Saud N. Al-Sabah Kuwait Diplomatic Institute(KDI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the State of Kuwait for Cooperation In Mutual Beneficial Area of Activities.

Salman Khurshid, External Affairs Minister

Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

The MoU aims at promoting cooperation between the FSI and KDI, including exchange of information on structure and content of training programmes, exchange of trainees, students, faculty members, experts and researchers.

MOU on Cooperation in the field of Sports & Youth Affairs Between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the State of Kuwait

Jitendra Singh, MOS(IC) for Youth Affairs and Sports

Anas Al-Saleh Minister of commerce and industry

The MoU aims at promoting and strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of Sports & Youth through institutional exchanges particularly through exchange of youth and sports teams in various disciplines.

Executive Programme for Cultural and Information Exchanges Between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the State of Kuwait for the Years 2013-16

Shri Ravindra Singh, Secretary (Culture)

Khalid S. Al-jarallah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Executive Programme aims at enhancing cultural cooperation between National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters of Kuwait and Indian Lalit Kala Akademi, between Rampur Raza Library, Rampur India and Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya Kuwait, exchange of TV and radio programmes for better understanding of the culture of each other’s countries, increased participation in training programmes and courses and symposia of mutual interest in the field of libraries and information, visit of experts and archaeologists, cooperation on management and conservation of cultural heritage sites.

Educational Exchange Program Between the Government of India and the Government of the State of Kuwait on Cooperation in Education And Learning for the Years 2013-16

Ashok Thakur, Secretary

Khalid S. Al-jarallah Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Executive Programme aims at strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of education and learning by exchange of students, researchers in the field of education and learning, and academicians and specialists in the field of general education, adult education, special needs education, conducting research seminars in the fields of science and education, exchange of books, publications, audio-visual materials, microfiche and archives resources and other information to assist researchers in their fields of operations.

 

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