The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Lebanon for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
Bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture will be mutually beneficial to both the countries. The MoU will promote understanding of best agricultural practices in the two countries and will help in better productivity at farmer fields as well as improved global market.
The MoU will help increase agriculture production and productivity by getting access to best practices and market worldwide. It will lead to innovative techniques for increasing production and productivity, leading to strengthening of food security.
Further, the Union Cabinet has also given its ex-post facto approval to the MoU signed between India and Romania in the field of tourism. The MoU was signed in September, 2018 during the visit of the Vice-President of India to Romania.
The main objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding will expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector; will exchange information and data related to tourism; will encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including hotels and tour operators; will made investment in the tourism and hospitality sectors; will exchange visits of tour operators, media, opinion makers for promotion of two way tourism; will exchange experiences in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management; will foster bilateral cooperation through film tourism for promoting the two countries as attractive tourism destinations and will promote safe, honourable and sustainable tourism.
Romania is a potential tourism markets for India as India received approximately 11,844 tourists from Romania in 2017. The signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Romania will be instrumental in increasing arrival from this source market.
India and Romania have enjoyed a strong diplomatic and long economic relationship. The two parties now desiring to strengthen and further develop the established relationship have signed a MoU between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism, Government for the Romania for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism.