MoUs Apprised by Cabinet between India & Other Countries

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister apprised an MoU signed in Feb. 2019 on youth matters between India & Morocco. Cabinet also apprised an MoU signed on Feb. 2019 between India & Morocco to promote exchange of information & technical cooperation in field of Housing & Human Settlement. The Union Cabinet, apprised an MoU signed in Feb. 2019 between India & Argentine on Antarctic cooperation. Ex-post facto approval was given on the MoU between India & Republic of Korea on Startup Cooperation. It also approved signing the MoU between India & Indonesia on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances & its precursors.

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MoU between India & Morocco for Cooperation on Youth Matters

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister apprised an MoU signed in Feb. 2019 on youth matters between India & Morocco. The MoU mentions that from year 2019, both countries will annually exchange 20 member youth delegations for a period not exceeding ten days.

Objective of the MoU

Objective of the MoU

Areas of Cooperation on Youth Matters

  • Organisation of youth programmes
  • Exchange of invitations to international conferences & seminars
  • Exchange of printed materials, films, experiences, research & information
  • Participation in youth camps, youth festivals & other cooperative youth events

MoU between India & Morocco to Promote Exchange of Information & Technical Cooperation in the Field of Housing & Human Settlement

The Union Cabinet apprised an MoU signed on Feb. 2019 between India & Morocco to promote exchange of information & technical cooperation in field of Housing & Human Settlement.

MoU between India & Morocco

Benefits of the MoU

  • Strengthen bilateral cooperation between two countries in areas of Hosing & Human Settlement
  • Both countries will cooperate to address challenges faced by cities, aiming to promote sustainable urban growth & improving commercial & trade relations between the countries
  • This primarily include: low cost & mass affordable housing, water supply & sanitation, urban transport & smart cities development

MoU on Antarctic Cooperation between India and Argentine

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister apprised an MoU signed in Feb. 2019 between India & Argentine on Antarctic cooperation. This MoU will help scientific cooperation on projects in field of Earth sciences & those related to the protection & conservation of natural environment of Antarctica & Southern Oceans.

MoU on Antarctic Cooperation between India & Argentine

Features of the MoU

  • Exchange of scientific & bibliographical information related to study of Antarctica, its environment & dependent & associated ecosystems
  • To explore opportunities for exchanges of scientists
  • Participation of scientists & technical experts of National Antarctic Programme of one country to that of the other, if required
  • Joint scientific conferences & workshops, hold bilateral meetings on side-lines of major polar forum meetings, where feasible
  • Joint scientific publications
  • Training of scientific personnel

MoU between India & Republic of Korea on Startup Cooperation

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister gave its ex-post facto approval on the MoU between India & Republic of Korea on Startup Cooperation signed on Feb. 2019.

MoU between India & Republic of Korea on Startup

About MoU

  • MoU will facilitate & promote bilateral cooperation between startups of both countries
  • MoU will run on their national laws & regulations and any applicable international treaties, conventions & agreements to which both countries are party

MoU between India & Indonesia on Combating Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances & Its Precursors

The Union Cabinet has approved signing the MoU between India & Indonesia on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances & its precursors. It will come into force on date of its signing & remain in effect for five years.

India has signed similar MoUs w/37 countries.

Drug Trafficking

Drug Trafficking

Features of the MoU

  • It will Facilitate & enhance cooperation between both countries in combating illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances & its precursors defined by the United Nations International Drug Control Conventions
  • It will include exchange of information on existing legal instruments of national legislation of both countries in combating illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances & its precursors
  • It will allow & help both countries in use of controlled delivery operation w/a view to identifying persons involved in illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances & its precursors & essential chemicals, prevention of money laundering
  • It has a provision of maintaining the secrecy of information & documents obtained in accordance w/this MoU.

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