Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha held wide-ranging talks with the Foreign Minister of Marshall Islands, as the two sides vowed to boost cooperation in key sectors such as blue economy, climate change and renewable energy.
"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, renewable energy among others," a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement said.
The RMI shared its interest in joining the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the earliest, the statement said.
The island nation also expressed strong support for India's permanent membership at a reformed United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Since 2005, India 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.
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 Marshall Islands in April 1995.
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