India and Senegal Sign Mous for Cultural Exchange, Cooperation in Youth Matters and Visa Free Regime for Officials

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The Indian government signed three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Senegal after delegation-level talks between the Vice President of India and the President of Senegal in the capital city of Dakar. 

The agreement was signed during the Indian Vice-President’s 3-nation tour of Gabon, Senegal and Qatar. This is the first-ever high-level Indian visit to Senegal.

The MoUs were signed with the objective of cultural exchange, cooperation in youth matters and a visa-free regime for officials. 

The three agreements were as follows;

  • Visa-free regime for diplomatic and official passport-holders to strengthen cooperation by seamless travel of officials and diplomats.
  • Renewal of the Cultural Exchange Programme for 2022-26.
  • Enhancing the bilateral cooperation in youth matters, recognizing that both countries have a relatively young population.

The Indian Vice-President assured our country’s commitment to supporting the socio-economic development of Senegal. During the last fiscal year FY22, the trade between India and Senegal was raised by 37% to  1.5 billion dollars.

The Indian government looking at the possibility to work closely with Senegal within the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the One Sun One World One Grid initiative. 

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The Indian government signed three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Senegal for cultural exchange, cooperation in youth matters and a visa-free regime for officials.
  • The agreement was signed after delegation-level talks between the Vice President of India and the President of Senegal. 
  • The agreement was signed during the Indian Vice-President’s 3-nation tour of Gabon, Senegal and Qatar. 
  • This is the first-ever high-level Indian visit to Senegal.

   Facts to know:

  • Vice President of India: Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Senegal is an African country.
  • Capital of Senegal: Dakar.
  • President of Senegal: Mr.Macky Sall.
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