Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Memorandum of Understanding between India and Armenia on cooperation on youth matters. The objective of the MoU is to strengthen and encourage cooperation between the two countries on the issues related to youth.
The Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi was apprised about the MoU which has already been signed between India and Armenia for cooperation on youth matters in April, 2017.
Youth affairs ministry officials said that the objective of the MoU is to strengthen and encourage cooperation between the two countries on youth matters through participation in events and activities organised by the parties, information and knowledge sharing, and youth exchanges between the two countries.
Both the countries had signed agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari had held a bilateral meeting with Armenian PM Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan in April this year. Apart from a MoU on Youth matters, the two countries had also signed agreement on peaceful uses of outer space and a programme of cultural cooperation.
The areas of cooperation on youth matters include exchanges of youth, representatives of youth organisations, and government officials in-charge of youth policy-making. It will also be applicable for extension of invitations to international conferences and seminars on youth matters held in the two countries, exchange of printed materials, films and experiences. The cooperation will also be in areas of research and other information on youth matters, participation in youth camps, youth festivals and other youth events held in the two countries, etc.
This agreement will remain in force for a period of five years and will be automatically renewed for successive periods of five years, unless either Party notifies the other Party of its intention of not to renew the MoU, at least six months before its expiration. It can be terminated by either Party after giving six months’ prior notice in writing to the other Party.