India and Germany sign 17 memoranda of understanding, five joint statements of intentions exchanged

NEW DELHI: Seventeen agreements have been signed between India and Germany in the fields of agriculture, maritime technology, ayurveda and yoga among others, said the ministry of foreign affairs.

Five statements of joint intentions were also exchanged between India and Germany, the ministry said in a statement.

Joint declarations of intent included cooperation in strategic projects, association for green urban mobility, research and development and cooperation in the field of marine litter prevention, he said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel , who is on a two-day visit to India, said the agreements prove that ties between countries are advancing in the area of ​​new and advanced technology.

We will be happy to participate in major infrastructure projects that India is considering, he said.

Agreements have also been signed to promote, establish and expand scientific and technological research cooperation, academic collaboration in ayurveda, yoga and meditation, the statement said.

A memorandum of understanding has also been signed in the field of occupational diseases, rehabilitation and professional training of insured persons and workers with disabilities, he said.

Another pact was signed for cooperation in domestic, coastal and maritime technology, he added.

Other agreements signed between the two countries include collaboration in agricultural technical and professional training, 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 and between All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Deutscher Fußball-Bund eV (DFB), according to the statement.