India, Georgia ink MoU on electoral cooperation
India and Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of election management and administration.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India and Ms. Tamar Zhvania, Chairperson, Central Election Commission of Georgia in New Delhi.
The major aims of MoU are:
- To promote exchanges of experience and knowledge in electoral processes.
- Exchange of materials, expertise, information and training of personnel for electoral purpose.
- Distribution and production of materials in the field of electoral systems, voting technology, voters’ education and awareness.
- To promote participation of women and minorities in electoral process.
So far the Election Commission of India (ECI) has signed around 20 MoUs with different international election management bodies and organizations across the world. Some of the international signed MoUs are with the Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Venezuela, Yemen, Mauritius, South Korea etc.