India, Brazil strengthen relations, sign 3 MoU

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Fortazela, July 17: In a move to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries of Brazil and India, their premiers Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed three agreements at the former's official residence-the Itamaraty Palace.

The move was taken in the 6th BRICS Summit that took place in Fortaleza from 15th July to 16th July. The three agreements that were signed were:

MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Environment : The collaboration is likely to be in the form of exchange of information, documentation and collaborative projects in the field of biodiversity; afforestation in arid areas; protection of wetlands and waste management, Water conservation.

Waste management will specifically include management of agricultural waste and electronic waste; management of waste water management; use of bio-fuels; air and water quality management; environmental information systems.

• Agreement on Space: The MoU agreed on implementing Arrangement Establishing Cooperation in Augmentation of a Brazilian Earth Station for Receiving and Processing Data from Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites.
• MoU on Cooperation in the Establishment of a consultation mechanism on mobility and consular issues.

MoU on Cooperation in the Establishment of a consultation mechanism on mobility and consular issues: As part of other agreements signed by the two countries, this would oversee the diplomatic relations that the countries share.

Both the countries would look forward to expanding trade and business and cooperate in agriculture, dairy sciences, and more.

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