India, Norway agree to combat international terrorism

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  • India and Norway have agreed to closely collaborate on ocean economy and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The two countries also decided to step up bilateral trade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held delegation-level talks with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg in New Delhi.
  • They discussed ways to give new energy and direction to bilateral ties. The two countries also signed a MoU for holding an India-Norway Ocean Dialogue. 
  • Mr Modi said, he and Ms. Solberg reviewed all areas of the cooperation. He said they also had fruitful discussions on all aspects of the ocean economy.
  • India and Norway have strong cooperation at the international level and both the countries coordinate closely on issues such as UN Security Council reforms, multilateral export control regimes and terrorism.
  • India and Norway are successfully cooperating in the field of mother and child health under the Norway-India partnership initiative.

Given the importance of India’s economy and the size of its population, the world will not be able to reach the sustainable goals unless India is on board.

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