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India and Portugal Signs 6 Agreements including Defence Agreement

January 7 2017 TNPSC Current Affairs 

India and Portugal have signed Six MoU (Memorandum of Understandings) which includes Defence Cooperation in New Delhi.

The Six Memorandum of understanding were signed after the high delegation level talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

MoU which includes the defence Cooperation, Prime Minister said MoU on Defence Cooperation that it will help both the nation harness their “ respective strength in this field for mutual benefit”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked his counterpart MR Antonio Costa for attending as the Chief Guest for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017.

The 6 MoU signed are.
  1. MoU on Defence Cooperation to  boost joint production and development of niche weapons systems..
  2. MoU in the field of Information Technology and Electronics.
  3. MoU on Renewable Energy.
  4. MoU on Marine Research
  5. MoU in the Agricultural Trade
  6. MoU on the establishment of an ICCR Chair of Indian Studies in University of Lisbon.
The agreement on Diplomatic Passport was also signed which allows visa free travel for diplomatic passport holders of India and Portugal for short term vists.

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