India, Norway agree to combat international terrorism

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  • India, Norway agree to combat international terrorism


  • 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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