India wecomes Australia’s Ganga rejuvenation offer
New Delhi: The Prime Minister of India and The Prime Minister of Australia welcomed increasing collaboration on the challenge of managing scarce water resources and river basin management and announced an extension of the MOU on water cooperation. Prime Minister Modi welcomed Australia’s offer to support India’s Ganga rejuvenation efforts.
The Prime Ministers agreed to deepen the cooperation between both countries on energy security through a Ministerial-level dialogue. They agreed to develop a strategic partnership on energy and resources based on long-term, sustainable and reliable supply of Australian resources based on India’s energy needs. They agreed that cooperation on energy - extending to coal, LNG, renewables and uranium-and on resources such as iron ore, copper and gold were key elements of the relationship and committed to intensifying these links.
The Prime Ministers welcomed the success of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, which has provided a high impact knowledge partnership through science and technology cooperation, and announced an extension of the Fund for a further period of four years on the basis of matching commitments and reciprocity with an increasing focus on commercialisation of research outcomes.
The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today participated in the IMFC Restricted Breakfast session …