India and Sweden to sign MoU in the field of environment
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 20:54
New Delhi: India and Sweden will sign an MoU providing for exchange of views and information and collaborative ventures in the field of environment during the visit of Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who is arriving here tomorrow.

Reinfeldt, who will be here to attend the 10th India-EU Summit on November six (Sweden holds the EU's rotating presidency at present), will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"The MoU is ready and final and is likely to be signed tomorrow," sources said. Besides providing for exchange of information, the pact will also provide for setting-up of a joint working group to see the implementation.

Sources said Sweden has a marked expertise in the field of environment and this pact will be useful for sustainable development.

On the interest shown by Sweden for Indian talent, the sources said, that country is interested in getting more skilled Indian workers and is also ready to impart and upgrade, based on the requirement of a job, the skill among the professionals here.

Sweden is also taking steps to have a expeditious visa process to enable such professionals to travel, the sources said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 20:54

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