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Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
24-February-2016 19:21 IST
Arrangement for the establishment of an Indo-French Joint Committee on Science & Technology Cooperation

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today was apprised about signing ofan arrangement forthe establishment of an Indo-French Joint Committee on Science & Technology Cooperation.India and France have signed the arrangement for establishment of this apex level Joint Committee on 25th January 2016 in New Delhi.

Under the Arrangement, the Joint Committee would identify, synergise and define priorities for Indo-French cooperation in science, technology and innovation aimed to achieve economic and social development through research, development and innovation.

The Joint Committee will be co-chaired for the Indian side by the Minister of Science & Technology and for the French side by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, or an official of the rank of Secretary in the Indian system and Director General in French system as designated by the respective countries.

The agreement comes in the backdrop of enhanced scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries, and the role played by multiple national science and technology agencies of both countries in promoting this partnership.