India-Germany released Joint Statement to strengthen Strategic Partnership [ Current Affairs ]

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India- Germany Joint Statement was released with an aim to upgrade and further strengthen the Strategic Partnership between the two countries after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hannover and Berlin.

According to the agreement, India and Germany agreed to take proactive steps to advance collaboration in the areas of manufacturing, skill development, urban development, environment, railways, cleaning of rivers, language and science & technology.

  1. In the field of Manufacturing- India’s participation in the Hannover Messe 2015 to foster stronger ties between business and industry.
  2. In the field of Skill Development- enhancing employability of trainees and apprentices by strengthening industry involvement in Skills Development, as in the German dual system.
  3. Indian and Germany signed the memorandum of understanding (Mou) in the field of Science and Technology (S&T) for R&D cooperation in science, technology and innovation and in the field of Urban Development for Setting up peer-to-peer network of Municipalities for direct collaboration and assistance in the area of affordable housing etc.
  4. In the field of Railways- Support for the modernization of the railway infrastructure including setting up of semi high-speed and high-speed railways and training and skill development of personnel.
  5. In the field of Education- Indo German Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education program, and enhancing the exchange of scientists between both countries within the framework of India’s GIAN initiative.
  6. In the field of Language- To support the respective programs and efforts in India and Germany to broaden knowledge of each other’s languages among the youth in accordance with the national policy of each country.
  7. In the field of Cleaning of Rivers for develop cooperation on Ganga River rejuvenation strategies, capacity support for urban sanitation, setting up of standards, approaches to industrial pollution and innovative financial models.
  8. In the field of Renewable Energy- Support India’s proposed objective of 175GW of renewable energy by 2022.

- Published on: April 16, 2015