India, Zambia sign six MoUs to enhance cooperation in fields of geology, defence, arts and culture

India and Zambia signed six MoUs in several areas including geology, defence, arts and culture during Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu's state visit to India.



India and Zambia signed six Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in several areas including geology, defence, arts and culture during Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu's state visit to India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu held delegation-level talks and reviewed the bilateral relations between the two nations. In a joint press conference with Zambian President in New Delhi, PM Modi said that both the countries will increase their participation in the fields of tourism, health care, mining, agriculture and food processing.
The Zambia President said that he had a fruitful discussion with PM Modi and that the people of Zambia are truly grateful for the support they have received from India over the years. He further expressed hope that more Indian companies will invest in Zambia.
Following the bilateral talks, India and Zambia signed the following six MoUs:
S.no.
MoU/Agreement/treaty
Exchanged on Indian side by
Exchanged on Zambian side by
1.
MoU on Cooperation in the field of Geology and Mineral Resources
Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coals and Mines
Richard Musukwa, Minister of Mines and Minerals Resources
2.
MoU on cooperation in the field of Defence
V. Muraleedharan, MOS in the Ministry of External Affairs
Joseph Malanji, Minister of Foreign Affairs
3.
MoU on cooperation in the field of Arts & Culture
V. Muraleedharan, MOS in the Ministry of External Affairs
Joseph Malanji, Minister of Foreign Affairs
4.
MoU between Foreign Service Institute of India and Zambian Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies
 V. Muraleedharan,
MOS in the Ministry of External Affairs
Joseph Malanji, Minister of Foreign Affairs
5.
MoU on EVBAB Network Project
 V. Muraleedharan, MOS in the Ministry of External Affairs
Joseph Malanji, Minister of Foreign Affairs
6.
MoU between Election Commission of India and Electoral Commission of Zambia
V. Muraleedharan, MOS in the Ministry of External Affairs
Justice Esau Chulu, Chairperson, Electoral Commission of Zambia
The Zambian President, who arrived in New Delhi on August 20, is on a three- day visit to India.

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