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India-Japan sign 15 MoUs, to collaborate in Skill Development-Investments

Updated: Sep 15, 2017 10:39:22am

India-Japan sign 15 MoUs, to collaborate in Skill Development-Investments

New Delhi, Sept 15 (KNN) Following the arrival of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in India, the two countries signed over 15 Memorandum of Understandings focussing on different sectors including skill development as well as fresh investment opportunities between the two countries.

With reference to the MoUs signed under the economic and commercial sector, the countries agreed upon implementing the commercial arrangement of "Cool EMS" service between the Japan Post and India Post through which fresh food can be sent from Japan to India in cool boxes to facilitate for the Japanese expatriates in India.

Also an MoU was signed aiming at investments in the country, especially for the state of Gujarat.

Under the collaboration, India-Japan will work closely on an Investment Promotion Road map between DIPP and METI to facilitate and accelerate the Japanese investments in the country.

Also an MOC was inked between METI and the State of Gujarat on 'Japan-India special programme for Make In India' in Mandal Bechraj-Khoraj in Gujarat.

India and Japan will also work together in the field of Science and Technology. Under the MoUs, a Joint Research Contract between National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) was inked to facilitate join research and to establish an International Center named as "DBT-AIST International Center for Translational & Environmental Research (DAICENTER)" at AIST, Japan in order to promote science and technology in both the institutions and countries.

The two countries will also explore promoting institutional cooperation between RIS and IDE-JETRO to strengthen the capacity of research and effectiveness of dissemination of research findings. (KNN/ DA)


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