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MoS HRD Upendra Kushwaha visits Marshall Islands; holds talks to boost ties

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

for Human Resource Development Kushwaha held wide-ranging talks with the of Marshall Islands, as the two sides vowed to boost cooperation in key sectors such as blue economy, climate change and

Kushwaha, on a two-day visit to the Republic of (RMI) from July 10-11, held discussions with and several Cabinet members of the island country.

"Both sides reviewed bilateral relations and reaffirmed their commitment to further advance ties in a host of areas such as blue economy, adaptation-mitigation practices for climate change, disaster preparedness, health, education, among others," a (MEA) statement said.

During the visit, Kushwaha also called

The RMI shared its interest in joining the (ISA) at the earliest, the statement said.

The island nation also expressed strong support for India's permanent membership at a reformed Security Council (UNSC).

During the visit, based on a request from the RMI side, committed to extend a grant of USD 300,000 for a Water and Sanitation Project Proposal of

Since 2005, has extended grant assistance to the tune of USD 1.35 million for various projects relating to purchase of equipment, disaster relief, national export strategy, community and local government projects harnessing solar energy, among others.

On behalf of the Indian government, Kushwaha extended an invitation to the to visit

This was the first ministerial visit from India to Majuro, RMI. India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of in April 1995.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 17:00 IST