India and Uzbekistan sign 17 agreements for mutual cooperation

India and Usbekistan signed 17 agreements for cooperation in various sectors, including tourism, visa free travel for diplomats, national security, training of diplomats and human trafficking

The agreements were signed during the visit of the Usbekistan’s Presiden Shavkat Mirziyoyev in New Delhi on Monday, 1st October 2018.

The agreements signed between the two countries include cooperation on agricultural and related sectors, science and technology, military education and in health and medical science sector.

A MoU for cooperation in the pharmacy sector also signed.

Other areas of cooperation include prevention of human trafficking and illicit narcotic drugs. An agreement also signed for promotion of business relationship between the countries.

While talking on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “We have had very comprehensive discussions. We have taken a long-term view to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries,”