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List of documents signed during the official visit of Prime Minister to Germany for the 2nd India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations

April 11, 2013

List of documents signed during the official visit of Prime Minister to Germany for the 2nd India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations

S.No Name of MoU Signatories Remarks
1. Joint Declaration of Intent between Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany regarding promotion of German as a foreign language in India Indian: Dr. M. Mangapati Pallam Raju, Minister for Human Resource Development.

German: Ms. Cornelia Pieper, Minister of State in the German Foreign Office
Cooperate in introducing B.Ed programmes for German language. Also scholarships would be awarded for Masters degree programs and for short stays in Germany with the goal of improving mutual trust and intercultural relations.
2. Intergovernmental MoU between India & Germany on Cooperation in the field of Higher Education

Indian: Dr. M. Mangapati Pallam Raju, Minister for Human Resource Development.

German: Ms. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research

Intends to facilitate people-to-people exchanges. This includes students, academics, and project collaborators.
3. Joint Declaration of Intent on Indo-German cooperation in the area of Civil Security Research

Indian: Shri Jaipal Reddy, Minister for Science & Technology

German: Ms. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research

The Indo-German research cooperation in this new area intends to fund 5 pilot projects in 2013 with the identified priorities being natural disaster management, biological risk situations, urban security, protection & rescue of people and social aspects of civil security research.
4. Joint Declaration between Department of Agriculture & Cooperation of India and the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, acting according to its mandate for the bilateral "Kooperations Program” of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and the National Seeds Association of India and the German Association of Plant Breeders.

Indian: Ambassador of India

German: Dr. Gerd Muller, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

Aims at strengthening cooperation in:

i) plant variety protection
ii) conservation of plant genetic resources.
iii) cooperation between Indian and German agricultural research institutions and seed companies.
5. Joint Declaration of Intent by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution of India and Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Establishment of an Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure for Cooperation in Standardisation, Conformity Assessment and Product Safety.

Indian: Foreign Secretary

German: Anne Ruth Herkes, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

Aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation in standardization, conformity assessment and product safety through advancing bilateral economic and technical cooperation, intensifying dialogue and promoting coordinated activities in international organizations. Also provides for establishing and Indo-German Working Group Quality Infrastructure.
6. Joint Declaration of Intent between Germany and India on Indo-German Development Cooperation regarding the Establishment of Green Energy Corridors

Indian: Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy.

German: Ms. Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary.

Aims at fostering increased use of renewable energy in India through technical and financial cooperation by way of integrating additional renewable energy generation capacity with the national grid. The Technical cooperation would be implemented through the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and KfW intends to provide concessional loans of up to Euro one billion over the next six years.


Berlin
April 11, 2013



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