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India, Uzbekistan sign 17 agreements for cooperation in various sectors

The two countries also entered into a pact on cooperation in the pharma sector

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Sushma Swaraj with Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Photo: Twitter

and inked 17 agreements on Monday, including in the areas of defence, space, health and agriculture.

After holding delegation-level talks with Narendra Modi, Uzbekistan's termed the signing of agreements "historic".

The two countries signed pacts for collaboration in the field of military education and for cooperation between the Office of the under the of and the Secretariat of

They also signed an agreement on cooperation in combating illicit drug trafficking. A pact for cooperation in outer space exploration for peaceful purposes was also signed.

Agreements were signed for of diplomatic passport holders for programme of cooperation between the ministries of foreign affairs of and in 2019-2020.

Two agreements in the sectors of innovation, and health and medical science were also signed.

Business relationships between the two countries will be promoted through the India-Uzbekistan Business Council, for which a pact was inked.

The two countries also entered into a pact on cooperation in the pharma sector.

An MoU was inked between Khokimiat of City and the Municipal Corporation of Another pact was signed between the Khokimiyat of Andijan Region and the government.

"The sides welcomed the establishment of partnership relations between the Andijan region and the state of Gujarat, as well as cities of and Agra," read a joint statement released after the talks.

First Published: Mon, October 01 2018. 22:00 IST