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India, Timor Leste sign MoU to cooperate in healthcare

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and Leste have signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of public health to extend affordable to the people of the Southeast Asian nation, the said here today.

The MoU was signed as Krishan Pal Gurjar, the for social justice and empowerment, concluded a four-day visit to Leste, the ministry said in a statement.

The MoU was being discussed for more than five years and would open avenues of cooperation between the two countries.

During the visit from April 7-10, Gurjar called on Leste He extended Olo an invitation from to visit

Gurjar also called on Timor Leste and met and Cooperation and Minister of Justice

He interacted with the and

has offered to share its expertise in matching with through tele-medicine.

In his discussions with the Timor Leste leadership, Gurjar conveyed India's "strong desire" to partner with the country in its socio-economic development, the statement said.

"Recognising the need to enhance and expand the areas of cooperation between the two countries, the two sides agreed to have enhanced interaction through bilateral institutional mechanisms to further strengthen the existing friendly ties between the two countries," it said.

Gurjar recalled the ties between and Timor Leste and extended an invitation to a delegation from the country to visit and explore their ancestral and heritage linkages.

and Timor Leste were under the Portuguese rule.

The Timor Leste side briefed Gurjar on their developmental priorities and expressed a desire to expand cooperation in building infrastructure, education and maritime sectors. It also briefed him on their efforts to join the as a member state.

Gurjar delivered a public lecture at the on "Indian Foreign Policy and Modinomics".

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 22:15 IST