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India Germany signed 12 agreements; Indo-German inter-governmental consultations held

May 31, 2017 12:35 IST

India and Germany on 30 May 2017 signed twelve low-profile Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)/agreements to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations. The agreements include collaboration in the field of digitalization, skill development and cooperation in cyber policy.

Besides, the two nations also agreed to resume the free trade talks between India and the European Union.

 

India, Germany signed 12 Agreements

The agreements were inked during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Germany (from 29 to 30 May 2017). At present, PM Modi is on a four-nation tour, namely Germany, Spain, Russia and France. The trip was planned with an agenda to boost trade and commerce and economic cooperation along with counter-terrorism steps.

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List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the visit of Prime Minister to Germany

S.No.

Title

Partner

1

JDI on Cooperation in the Field of Digitalization, Empowerment and Economic Impact

Ministry of Communications & IT with BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)

2

Collaboration on Training of Indian Skill Development Officers and Cluster Managers

Ministry of Skill Development and BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

3

JDI on Indo-German Centre for Sustainability

Ministry of S&T and BMBF
(Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

4

JDI on German Indian Cooperation on Cyber Policy

MEA and AA
(Foreign Office)

5

JDI on Indo-German Development Cooperation

Ministry of Finance and BMZ
(Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

6

JDI on continuation of cooperation in the field of advanced training of corporate and junior executives from India

Ministry of Commerce and Industry and BMWi
(Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)

7

JDI on Cooperation in Vocational Education and skill development for Machine Tools

Department of Heavy Industries and BMBF
(Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

8

Cooperation in Health Sector

Ministry of Health and BMG
(Federal Ministry of Health)

9

Cooperation in Alternative Medicine

AYUSH and BMG
(Federal Ministry of Health)

10

JDI on Collaboration between Foreign Service Institutes

MEA and AA
(Foreign Office)

11

JDI on Cooperation in Railway Safety

Ministry of Railways and German Ministry of Transport

12

JDI on Cooperation for Sustainable Urban Development

Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Beside these agreements, the two nations also co-chaired 4th India–Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) in Berlin. The IGC was co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

During the IGC, Prime Minister Modi emphasised the big role that the European Union has to play in nurturing a rule-based global order. Both leaders shared a deep concern over the global menace of terrorism and decided to strengthen mutual counter-terrorism initiatives.

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The Prime Minister thanked Germany for support of Indian membership of export control regimes. Themes such as clean coal, electric mobility, science and technology cooperation, cyber-security and aviation security came up for discussion. The consultations also touched upon Afghanistan and other global matters.

After the meeting, PM Modi appreciated Chancellor Merkel's vision for Europe and for the world. He also said outcome oriented momentum is perceptible in relations between the two countries.

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