India and Germany signed 17 MoUs in areas including migration, Ayurveda and yoga, occupational diseases and maritime technology.
India and Germany signed 17 MoUs in areas including migration, Ayurveda and yoga, occupational diseases, maritime technology and start-ups during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day visit to India from October 31- November 2, 2019.
The two nations also exchanged five joint declarations of intent which included cooperation on strategic projects, partnership for green urban mobility, development of AI and cooperation to prevent marine litter.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited India to co-chair the 5th Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) along with PM Narendra Modi. She was accompanied by top-level Ministers and a business delegation. During the visit, the German Chancellor conducted bilateral discussions with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The German Chancellor and PM Narendra Modi issued a joint statement after the conclusion of the talks.
Following are the five joint declarations of intent:
|S.no||Joint Declaration||Indian Signatory||German Signatory|
|1.||Joint Declaration of Intent on Consultations for the period 2020-2024||Dr. S. Jaishankar, EAM||Mr. Heiko Maas, Foreign Minister|
|2.||Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) of Regarding Cooperation on Strategic Projects||Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board||Christian Hirte Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs & Energy|
|3.||Joint Declaration of Intent on Indo-German Partnership for Green Urban Mobility||Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA||Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development|
|4.||Joint Declaration of Intent for Joint Cooperation in Research & Development on Artificial Intelligence||Prof Ashutosh Sharma Secretary, MST||Anja Karliczek, Minister of Education & Research|
|5.||Joint Declaration of Intent regarding the cooperation in the field of prevention of marine litter||Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA||Jochen Flasbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety|
Following are the 17 India-Germany MoUs:
|S. no||MoU||Field/ Area of Cooperation|
|1.||Implementing Arrangement||Exchange of Personnel between ISRO and German Aerospace Centre|
|2.||Joint Declaration of Intent||Cooperation in the Field of Civil Aviation|
|3.||Joint Declaration of Intent||Cooperation within the International Smart Cities Network|
|4.||Joint Declaration of Intent||Cooperation between the Field of Skills Development and Vocational Education and Training|
|5.||Joint Declaration of Intent||Strengthening Economic Cooperation in the field of Start-ups|
|6.||Joint Declaration of Intent||Establishment of Bilateral Cooperation Project regarding Agricultural Market Development|
|7.||Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)||Occupational Diseases, Re-habilitation and vocational training of Insured Persons & workers with disabilities|
|8.||Memorandum of Understanding||Cooperation in Inland, Coastal and Maritime Technology|
|9.||Memorandum of Understanding||Cooperation in Inland, Coastal and Maritime Technology|
|10.||Memorandum of Understanding||Establishment of an Academic Collaboration in Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation|
|11.||Memorandum of Understanding||India and Germany on Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education for Extension of the period of Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education|
|12.||Memorandum of Understanding||National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management MANAGE signed the MoU with the German Agricultural Academy DEULA for collaboration in agricultural technical and professional training|
|13.||Joint Declaration of Intent||Exchanged between Siemens Limited, India and MSDE and German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on Skills for Sustainable Growth|
|14.||Memorandum of Understanding||Extension of Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education|
|15.||Memorandum of Understanding||Cooperation between the National Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Indian Museum Kolkata, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Stiftung Humboldt Forum in Berliner Schloss|
|16.||Memorandum of Understanding||All India Football Federation (AIFF) signed MoU with Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V (DFB)|
|17.||Statement of Intent||The document was exchanged on key elements of the Indo-German Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement|
India-Germany Joint Statement:
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed key issues including jointly driving the digital transformation through innovation and frontier technologies, especially AI making economic growth sustainable by cooperating on climate change, boosting people to people ties, enabling legal mobility for skilled labour and contributing to creating a reliable international order.