India, Japan sign six agreements to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Jan.25,: India and Japan on Saturday signed eight agreements to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.

The agreements signed included one Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Tourism. The Memorandum was signed between Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the Ministry of Tourism, India. The MOU aims at promoting tourism between the two countries.

The two nations entered into an agreement for implementing bilateral Science and Technology exchanges. The agreement was signed between the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of India.

The two sides signed a MoU, which aims at harmonizing standards between the two countries. The memorandum was signed between the Bureau of Indian Standards and Japanese Industrial Standards Committee.

The two nations signed a MoU on a Model Project for Energy Management Systems in Telecommunication Towers in India. The MoU was signed between New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan and Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The MoU aims at enhancing energy efficiency in telecom towers.

The two sides also exchanged notes on Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan for Uttarakhand Forest Resource Management Project. The project is financed by Japanese ODA.

The two sides exchanged notes on aid under the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the Project for Improvement of the Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Chennai. (ANI)