Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family were on a week-long official trip to India starting from February 17, 2018.
India, Canada ink six pacts
On February 23, 2018, India and Canada signed following six pacts in New Delhi, in presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau:
- A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India’s Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Natural Resources of Canada for co-operation in the fields of science, technology and innovation.
- A joint declaration of intent between the India’s Ministry of Electronics And Information Technology and the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada on cooperation in the field of Information Communications Technology and Electronics.
- MoU for cooperation in higher education.
- Agreement between India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and the Department of Canadian Heritage (Sport Canada) for cooperation in sports.
- MoU between India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (under Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for cooperation on Intellectual Property Rights.
- India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Department of Natural Resources of Canada exchanged terms of reference for the India-Canada Ministerial Energy Dialogue.
India inks pact with Canada’s IDRC
On February 22, 2018, Indian Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for research collaboration in various fields.
Details about MoU with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC):
- This MoU envisages ‘programme based research support’ in handling current and future global and local developmental challenges.
- It is to be noted that, since 1972, IDRC has funded 551 research activities worth 159 million Canadian Dollars in India.
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