Cabinet nod to India-Kyrgyzstan agreement on agri cooperation
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet today approved an agreement to be signed with Kyrgyzstan for cooperation in agriculture and food-related industry.
The proposed agreement will come into force on the date of its signing and would be for a period of five years, an official statement said.
“The proposed agreement between India and Kyrgyzstan covers various activities in the field of agriculture and allied sector,” it said.
The agreement provides for setting up of a ‘Joint Working Group’ comprising of representatives from both countries.
The group would prepare plans of cooperation, provide solutions to the problems arising during the implementation of this Agreement and implementation of tasks determined by the Parties, the statement added.
The agreement would be automatically extended for a subsequent period of five years unless either Party gives written notice through diplomatic channels of its intention to terminate the Agreement at least six months before its expiration.
The cooperation between the two nations would include but not restricted to areas such as exchange of information and experience in the field of research, animal breeding, Avian Influenza and Food & Mouth Disease (FMD), production of seeds based on modern technology, information technology on efficient use of food processing and packaging technology.
Apart from exchange of information, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) also provided for cooperation in the field of protection of plant variety rights, food trade, agri-research and education, and food safety and standards.
Source: ECONOMIC TIMES
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