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Cabinet nod to India-Zimbabwe pact on cooperation in geology, mining

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Thursday gave its ex-post facto approval to an agreement between and Thursday for cooperation in the field of geology, and mineral resources.

The objectives of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last month include exchange of information on resources, laws and policy, organisation of seminars, encouragement of transfer of technologies between the parties, promotion of value addition and opportunities for investment in the sector.

These provisions, will enable taking up of activities like documentation, dissemination and would serve the objective of innovation, according to an official statement.

"The chaired by has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between and for cooperation in the field of geology, and mineral resources. The MoU was signed on November 3, 2018 at Harare, Zimbabwe," the statement said.

It said the agreement will provide an "institutional mechanism" between and for cooperation in the identified fields.

On reviewing the proposal for with Tajikistan, it said the country has expressed interest in availing customised training programme for its officials on and disaster management support.

Accordingly, (MRS) has offered short term training courses for 60 officials (three batches) from under MEA's ITEC programme during July -December 2017.

In the meantime, Indian to and (Eurasia), MEA suggested to formalize an MoU on space cooperation with and a draft MoU on space cooperation was shared with our mission to Tajikistan in November, 2016.

After few exchanges both sides have arrived at mutually agreed version of Inter-Governmental MoU and the same was signed and exchanged during the state visit of the of India to Tajikistan.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 23:00 IST