By: Central News Agency
New Delhi, June 16 (CNA) India’s Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of an air services agreement between India and Taiwan, the Indian government announced Wednesday.
The Cabinet also gave its approval to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two countries for cooperation in the field of agriculture and related sectors. The agreement and MOU came after Taiwan and India signed an MOU for cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises in the two countries last year and marks the first time the two countries have clinched such documents after the new Indian government took office in 2014, according to Tien Chung-kwang, Taiwan’s representative to India.
The establishment of the agreement and MOU will help the development of relations between the two countries and advance bilateral economic and trade cooperation, Tien said. The Indian government said in a statement that a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing of the Air Services Agreement between the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India and the India-Taipei Association in Taiwan. The center is Taiwan’s de facto embassy in New Delhi in the absence of formal diplomatic ties between the two sides. [FULL STORY]