Source: News Bharati English14 Jun 2017 16:02:22

New Delhi, June 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised about the Memorandum of Understanding with Armenia for cooperation on youth matters on Tuesday. Notably, the MoU was signed in April 2017 with an objective to strengthen and encourage cooperation between the two countries.

The Mou was also signed between India and Armenia on youth matters through participation in events and activities organized by the parties, information and knowledge sharing, and youth exchanges between the two countries.

However, the areas of cooperation on Youth Matters includes exchanges of youth, representatives of youth organizations, and government officials in-charge of youth policy-making. It will also be applicable for extension of invitations to international conferences and seminars on youth matters held in the two countries, exchange of printed materials, films and experiences. The cooperation will also be in areas of research and other information on youth matters, participation in youth camps, youth festivals and other youth events held in the two countries, etc.

Importantly, the MoU shall remain in force for a period of five years. Thereafter, the MoU will be automatically renewed for successive periods of five years, unless either Party notifies the other Party of its intention of not to renew the MoU, at least six months before its expiration. It can be terminated by either Party after giving six months’ prior notice in writing to the other Party.

India and Armenia which shares deep historical and cultural relations are already engaged in the peaceful use of the outer space, terrorism etc.