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India signs MoU with Korea on seafarers

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on Tuesday signed an MoU with on mutual recognition of certificates of competency of seafarers, an official statement said here.

The agreement was signed by and his Korean counterpart at a ceremony in Busan, a large port city in

It paves way to the two governments to mutually recognise the certificates of maritime education and training, competency, endorsements and medical fitness of seafarers issued by each other, the statement said.

"is a large ship owning nation. As of now, Korean entities own more than 500 foreign going ships, and need seafarers to work on their fleet. has around 1,54,349 seafarers. The agreement will open up employment opportunities for Indian seafarers on Korean ships," it said.

On the occasion, Gadkari, who is on a four-day visit to since Monday, said the agreement will benefit both countries.

On the second day of his official visit, Gadkari held bilateral meeting with the South Korean

He also visited and attended India-Maritime Cooperation Forum.

Gadkari's visit is aimed at strengthening the bilateral cooperation between the two countries in shipping, ports, inland waterways, highways, river interlinking and infrastructure sectors.

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 22:58 IST
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