India and Norway sign agreements, MoUs during President’s visit to Norway
President Pranab Mukherjee is on a six day visit to the Scandinavian countries of Norway and Finland. He is the first Indian President to visit Norway. A plethora of agreements and MoUs were signed by the two countries
Agreement on Visa Exemption
India has signed an agreement with Norway that will exempt Indian holders of diplomatic and official passports from the requirement of obtaining a visa. This agreement is expected to promote bilateral relations between the two countries, and facilitate easy travel between the two countries for the officials and government representatives.
The two countries have also signed 11 MoUs in the fields of education, science and technology, research and development etc. One of the MoU involves setting up of modern fish farming unit outside Delhi.
Statement of Intent
India’s DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) and Norway’s Defence Research Institute has signed a Statement of Intent expressing their inclination to collaborate together.