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Cabinet Approvals with Foreign Countries on November 1,2018

On November 1, 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the MOUs with the following foreign countries.

Cabinet approved Agreement between India and Morocco on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
On November 1, 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the Agreement between India and Morocco

  • The MOU was based on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
  • This will provide a broad legal framework for bilateral cooperation between India and Morocco in investigation and prosecution of crime, tracing, restraint etc.
  • It will increase effectiveness in investigation and prosecution of crime and help in gaining better inputs and insights in the modus operandi of organized criminals and terrorists.

♦ Capital: Rabat.
♦ Currency: Moroccan dirham.

Cabinet approved 2 MoUs between India and the Russian Federation cooperation in transport education and in the field of railways
On November 1, 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved two MOUs with Russia on 5th October, 2018.
i. The 2 MOUs are:

  • MoU with the Ministry of Transport of the Russian federationfor the development of cooperation in transport education and
  • MoC with the Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” (RZD) on technical cooperation in the field of railways

ii. The MOC involves:

  • Implementation of the project for upgrading the Nagpur- Secunderabadsection to raise passenger trains speed up to 200 kmph,
  • Implementation of a Single Traffic Control Center to manage mixed traffic at the regional level, divisional railway and/ or at the upper network level uniting all the IR’s zonal railways,
  • Customization, organization of joint manufacture and implementation of a competitive signaling and interlocking system,
  • Supply and localization of turnout switches for Semi High Speed and above,
  • Training and advanced qualification improvement of Indian railway employees with the involvement of Russian railway-related higher education establishments,
  • Best practices in Freight Cargo operations and
  • Joint development of multi modal terminals in India.

♦ Capital: Moscow.
♦ Currency: Russian ruble.

Cabinet approved MoU between India and Korea for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism
On November 1, 2018, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Korea.
i. The MOU seeks cooperation in the field of Tourism.
ii. The MOU involves:
Bilateral cooperation,

  • Exchanges in personnel and information,
  • Cooperation between tourism stakeholders including Hotels and Tour Operators,
  • Investment in the Tourism and Hospitality sectors,
  • Exchange Visit for promotion of two-way tourism,
  • Participation in travel fairs/exhibitions in each other’s country,
  • Promoting safe, honorable and sustainable tourism.

South Korea is one of the leading tourist generating markets for India from East Asia.
South Korea:
♦ Capital: Seoul.
♦ Currency: South Korean won.

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