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QUESTION NO.1367 MOU WITH PORTUGAL

September 22, 2020

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1367
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.09.2020

MOU WITH PORTUGAL

1367. SMT. SHANTA CHHETRI:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether India and Portugal inked MoUs recently;

(b) if so, the details and the outcome thereof; and

(c) the benefits to India from such MoUs so far in different fields; and

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) to (d) Yes. India and Portugal inked MoUs during the visit of President of the Portuguese Republic H.E. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to India from 13-16 February 2020. The details of the MoUs signed and the envisaged benefits are placed below.

 

S.N Title of the MOU/Agreement Envisaged benefits

1

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Cooperation in Setting Up of a Maritime Gallery at the National Maritime Heritage Complex in Lothal (Gujarat).

Share experience, design, technical, implementation, maintenance and service know-how for development of National Maritime Heritage Complex and enhance international tourism

2

Co-operation Agreement on Maritime Transport and Port Development between the Governments of India and Portugal

Promote maritime traffic and maritime transport industry, enhanced cooperation in navigation control, maritime search and rescue, fight against pollution, protection of marine environment and exchange of information

3

Joint Declaration on Migration & Mobility Partnership between the Governments of India and Portugal

Facilitation of mobility of citizens, migration for professional and economic reasons, equal treatment of nationals, prevention of illegal migration

4

MoU for Diplomatic Exchanges and Training between Indian Foreign Service Institute and the Portuguese Diplomatic Institute

Develop cooperation projects in the field of diplomatic training and exchange of information

5

Agreement on Audio-Visual Co-production between the Governments of India and Portugal

Promotion and facilitation of co-production of films and development of cultural and economic exchanges

6

MoU between Economic and Food Safety Authority of Portugal, ASAE, and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry of India, for co-operation in the field of Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights.

Develop further cooperation and exchange in the field of Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights

7

MOU between Invest India and Start-Up Portugal

Provide favourable business environment and necessary guidance to start-ups for promotion and sustainable growth of their businesses in India and Portugal

8

MoU between Prasar Bharti and Portuguese Media House Radio and Television Portugal (RTP )

Strengthen cooperation in the field of broadcasting



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