The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France. Decision was taken by the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The agreement will be signed during forthcoming state visit of French President to India.
The Agreement represents a major milestone in enhancing people-to -people contacts, mobility of students, academics, researchers and skilled professionals.
The Contract is a testimony to India’s rapidly expanding multi-faceted relationship with France and symbolizes the increasing trust and confidence.
The Agreement is valid for seven years, incorporates provision for automatic renewal and monitoring mechanism through a Joint Working Group.
Cabinet approves Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France
• Union Cabinet on March 7, 2018 approved the signing of Migration and Mobility Collaboration Contract between India and France.
• The Agreement seeks to enhance people-to -people contacts, fostering mobility of students, academics, researchers and skilled specialists.
• Initially, it is valid for a period of seven years and incorporates provision for automated renewal and a monitoring mechanism through a Joint Working Group.
Cabinet approves contract between India and France in field of academics
• The Union Cabinet on March 7, 2018 approved putting your signature on of an agreement between India and France to facilitate ‘Mutual Recognition of Academic Certification’ and also the period of study undertaken by students in known educational Establishments within the two countries.
• The agreement will help in expanding the educational ties between India and France and will go a long way in boosting the educational romantic relationship between the two countries.
• It will encourage mobility of students from both the countries by facilitating opportunities for them to continue their studies in the other country.
Cabinet approves MoU between India and France to prevent illicit consumption of Narcotic Drugs
• The Union Cabinet on March 7, 2018 approved an contract between India and France on the prevention of the illicit usage and reduction of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs, chemical precursors and related offences.
• The agreement goals to enhance mutual cooperation for prevention of the illicit intake of drugs through exchange of information, expertise and capacity building.
• It also envisages establishment of effective institutional connection and curbing transnational narcotics trafficking including disruption of terrorist financing structures.
Cabinet approves Memorandum of Cooperation between India and France in field of environment
• The Union Cabinet approved the signing of a Memorandum of Assistance (MoC) between India and France in the field of environment.
• The Memorandum of Co-operation aims to promote long-term cooperation between both countries in neuro-scientific environment safety and management of natural resources on the basis of equity, reciprocity and shared benefits.
• It is likely to bring in the latest technology and best practices for better environment security, better conservation, better management of environment change and wildlife conservation.
France-India relations have traditionally been close and friendly and both countries have a ‘special relationship’ with each other. Both nations have a centuries-old history of trade relationships. From the 17th century until 1954, France maintained a colonial presence in the subcontinent; Puducherry, one of its former Indian territories, is a popular tourism destination for French travellers to India.
With the establishment of the strategic relationship in 1998, there has been significant progress in all areas of bilateral cooperation.
And growing commercial exchanges including in strategic areas such as defence, nuclear energy and space.
France was the first country with which India came into an agreement on nuclear energy following waiver given by International Atomic Energy Agency and the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group
This set to enabling India to job application full civil nuclear assistance with the international community.
There is a wide-ranging co-operation in areas such as trade and investment, culture, research and technology and education.