India and Mali signed Three Agreements and issued a Joint Statement
International Current Affairs 2012. The President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure visited India on 11-12 January 2012. India and Mali signed three agreements during this visit
The President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure visited India on 11-12 January 2012. India and Mali signed three agreements during this visit. The agreements are as following;
1.MoU on Co-operation in the field of Geology and Mineral Resources between the Ministry of Mines of the Government of India and Ministry of Mines of the Government of the Republic of Mali.
2. Joint statement by India and Mali on the occasion of the visit of the President of Mali.
3. India also extended Line of Credit of 100 million US dollars for a power transmission project.
Highlights of the Joint statement issued by India and Mali are as following:
• Both sides called for an early convening of the first meeting of the Joint Ministerial Commission following the signing of the Agreement on Political, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation between India and Mali in October 2009.
• The Indian side thanked Mali for its support to India’s candidature for permanent membership in an expanded United Nations Security Council.
• On the situation in the Middle East, the two sides condemned any forms of violence and urged the protagonists to resume dialogue and reiterated their support for the “Road Map” of the Quartet.
• The two sides strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and resolved to increase cooperation in the common efforts of the international community in preventing this scourge in a comprehensive manner. Both sides agreed to closely cooperate for an early finalisation of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, for which India had presented a draft at the United Nations in 1996.