NEW DELHI: The Indian cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Egypt for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
The MoU provides for cooperation in areas of agricultural crops (especially, wheat and maize), agricultural biotechnology, nanotechnology, irrigation and water management technology, etc. and other related areas of interest that are mutually agreed upon by both parties.
Cooperation will also be effected through exchange of research scientists and experts; exchange of agricultural information and scientific publications, etc.
Under the MoU, a Joint Working Group (JWG) will be formed to enhance cooperation on matters of mutual interest including consultations on bilateral issues. The JWG will meet at least annually in the initial two years, alternately in India and Egypt to formulate joint work programs, facilitation and consultation, including making additional supplementary engagements with regard to specific issues.