The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France. Decision in this regard was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The agreement will be signed during forthcoming state visit of French President to India.
The agreement represents major milestone in enhancing people-to-people (P2P) contacts between both countries. It will foster mobility of students, academics, skilled professionals and researchers and strengthen cooperation on issues related to irregular migration and human trafficking between countries.
The agreement is also testimony to India’s rapidly expanding multi-faceted relationship with France and symbolizes increasing trust and confidence between two sides. It will be initially valid for period of 7 years and incorporates provision for automatic renewal and monitoring mechanism through Joint Working Group (JWG).