Union Cabinet Approves Agreements with the Maldives, Japan and Argentina, Focus on Green Mobility, Urban Development

    03-Jun-2021   
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The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the agreements with the Maldives, Japan and Argentina.
 
The agreement with Japan in the field of Urban development is expected to create employment opportunities.
 
The Union cabinet was also apprised of the agreement signed with the Maldives in February this year.
 
Both the agreements are to focus on green mobility, urban development and solid waste management.
 
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar wrote on social media platform Twitter, “Important decisions taken by the Cabinet today-
 
•Focus on Sustainable Urban Development-Agreements approved with Maldives & Japan. Will generate employment opportunities & promote strong bilateral cooperation in Smart Cities Development, solid waste management & green mobility.”
 
The cabinet also approved an agreement with Argentina that will facilitate “mineral exploration, extraction and development.”
 
In the second tweet, EAM S Jaishankar wrote, “Agreement with Argentina on mineral resources. Will encourage mineral exploration, extraction and development, especially in lithium; facilitate capacity building, exchange of scientific information & ideas.”
 
A Joint Working Group would be formed soon to operationalise the agreement.