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Cabinet approves agreement between India, Finland on environment protection

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government on Wednesday approved an agreement between and on cooperation in protection in both the countries.

The Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Narendra Modi, approved the memorandum of cooperation between the two countries, which include partnership in air and water pollution prevention and purification, waste management and climate change, among others.

"The memorandum of cooperation is expected to bring in the latest technologies and the best practices suited for bringing about better protection, better conservation, and better management of climate change and wildlife protection/conservation," the government said in a statement.

The agreement will also include cooperation in promotion of circular economy, low-carbon solutions, of natural resources conservation of marine and coastal resources, integrated of oceanic or sea islands, it said.

The Cabinet also gave its ex post facto approval to the memorandum of understanding signed between and in the field of tourism.

The agreement, which was signed in September, during the visit of the of to Romania, aims to expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector, promote safe, honourable and sustainable tourism among others.

is a potential tourism market for India, which received approximately 11,844 tourists from the European nation last year.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 14:55 IST