India, Germany to Partner on Migration and Mobility of Students, Researchers, Professionals and

India, Germany to Partner on Migration and Mobility of Students, Researchers, Professionals and

India and Germany would be signing a migration and mobility agreement to facilitate the two-way movement of students, professionals, and researchers while addressing the challenges of illegal migration.

Both the governments agreed to support each other’s efforts to expand the internationalization of their higher education systems, intelinking further the innovation and research landscapes of both countries, and strengthening dual structures for vocational education and training.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed the finalization of the negotiations on the bilateral agreement on a comprehensive Migration and Mobility Partnership as documented by the draft agreement initiated on Monday.

They agreed to take action to swiftly sign the agreement and bring it into force. They highlighted the importance of this agreement in facilitating two-way mobility of students, professionals, and researchers as well as addressing the challenges of illegal migration,” said a joint statement issued after the sixth Inter-Governmental Consultations.

According to the statement, India will encourage the exchange of students and facilitate admission of German students in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) under programs like Study in India. Additionally, both Governments also welcomed efforts at the university level to explore collaboration between Indian and German universities, in the form of joint degrees and dual degrees.

Moreover, both the governments expressed their intent to strengthen the cooperation in the field of medical products regulation by signing a Joint Declaration of Intent between the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI). Earlier, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze signed a joint declaration of intent on the implementation of Triangular Development Cooperation projects in Third Countries.

Jaishankar also inked a JDI with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock on the establishment of an agreement on the exchange and mutual protection of classified information and on the establishment an agreement to establish a direct encrypted connection between MEA and the German Foreign Office.

He also inked the Indo-German Development Cooperation Regarding Renewable Energy Partnership with Schulze.

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