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Agreements/ Protocols/ Mous Signed During Visit Of Chinese President Hu Jintao To India ( Nov 20-23, 2006 )

Following is the synopses of Agreements/ Protocols/ MOUs signed during visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to India ( November 20-23, 2006 ):

  1. Protocol between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Establishment of Consulates-General at Guangzhou and Kolkata

(Signatories: Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of External Affairs and Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China )

This Protocol provides for an Indian Consulate-General in Guangzhou, with its consular district covering the seven Chinese Provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Hunan, Hainan, Yunnan, Sichuan and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Chinese Consulate-General in Kolkata will have its consular district covering the five States of West Bengal, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. This Protocol will help sustain, facilitate and promote greater engagement between India and China.

  1. Protocol on Cooperation between the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

(Signatories: Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of External Affairs and Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)

This Protocol institutionalizes the bilateral dialogue and consultation mechanisms between the two Foreign Offices and provides for the establishment of a hotline between the two Foreign Ministers. The Protocol is expected to intensify dialogues, interaction and cooperation on issues of mutual interest between the two Foreign Offices.

  1. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Issue of Property of the Consulate General of the Republic of India in Shanghai

(Signatories: Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of External Affairs and Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)

Under this Agreement, the Chinese side shall provide the Indian side with a plot of land measuring an area of 5,000 square meters, free of charge for the construction of the premises of the Consulate General of India, Shanghai. The plot of land is provided to Indian side in lieu of the old Indian Consulate property in Shanghai. The signing of the agreement will bring to a close an issue which has remained outstanding for over 40 years now.

  1. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People's Republic of China for the Promotion and Protection of Investments

(Signatories: Shri Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Mr. Bo Xilai, Chinese Minister of Commerce)

The Agreement provides for a framework for bilateral investment flows between the two countries, thereby creating favourable conditions for investors of one country to make investments in the other. This will send a positive signal to prospective Indian and Chinese investors and contribute to strengthening of the economic engagement between the two countries.

  1. Agreement of Cooperation on Inspection of Iron Ore between Export Inspection Council of the Republic of India (EIC) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ)

(Signatories: Shri Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Mr. Li Changjiang, Administrator, AQSIQ)

The Agreement establishes a mechanism to inspect trade in iron ore between China and India. The Export Inspection Council of India and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China shall respectively recognise and designate inspection agencies in India and China. This Agreement is expected to give a further boost to bilateral trade in iron ore-the single largest export item from India to China.

  1. The Protocol between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of India and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China on Phytosanitary Requirements for Exporting Rice from India to China

(Signatories: Shri Sharad Pawar, Minister for Agriculture and Mr. Li Changjiang, Administrator of AQSIQ)

This Protocol, which provides, the phytosanitary requirements regarding the entry into China of Basmati rice produced in India, will facilitate the export of Indian rice to China. Accordingly, Basmati rice that is exported to China shall comply with the Chinese plant quarantine laws and regulations and also adhere to the relevant measures under the WTO.

  1. MOU between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) for Cooperation in Agricultural Research

(Signatories: Dr. Mangala Rai, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Director General, ICAR and Mr. Sun Yuxi, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to India)

Under this MOU, the ICAR and CAAS agree to promote cooperation in the exchange of scientific peronnel; germplasm and breeding material; scientific literature, information and methodology; equipment, etc. The signing of this MOU will facilitate cooperation in areas that are crucial to the well-being of a large part of their respective populations.

  1. Exchange Programme between the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Government of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation in the Field of Education

(Signatories: Shri R. P. Agarwal, Secretary (HE), Ministry of Human Resource Development and Mr. Cui Tiankai, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)

Through this Agreement the Ministry of Human Resource Development of India and the Ministry of Education of the Government of China seek to encourage the development of contacts and cooperation between the educational institutions of the two countries. As two developing countries with large human resources potential, cooperation in the area of education will contribute to the further broad basing of the bilateral relationship.

  1. MOU between Forward Markets Commission, India and China Security Regulatory Commission Regarding Commodity Futures Regulatory Cooperation

(Signatories: Shri S. Sundareshan, Chairman, Forward Markets Commission and Mr. Sun Yuxi, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to India)

The purpose of this MOU is to promote investor protection and integrity of the commodity futures markets by providing a framework for cooperation, including channels of communication, increasing mutual understanding and exchange of regulatory and technical information.

  1. MOU on Cooperation between the Indian Institute of Public Administration, India and the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the People's Republic of China

(Signatories: Shri P. L. Sanjeeva Reddy, Director General, IIPA and Mr. Cui Tiankai, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)

The MOU provides for cooperation between the IIPA and the CPS on issues of common interest such as rural development, agriculture, poverty alleviation, public administration, public policy, role of government in a market economy and role of Planning Commissions. The signing of the MOU reflects the desire of the public administration institutions of the two sides to better understand each other's systems of governance and promote cooperation and exchange of experience.

[Note: The CPS is a school for developing mid and high level Party and government officials under the direct leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.]

  1. The Agreement on Forestry Cooperation between Ministry of Environment and Forests of the Republic of India and State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China

(Signatories: Shri Gopal Krishna Prasad, Director General of Forests & Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Mr. Cui Tiankai, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China)

Under this Agreement the two sides shall support cooperation and development in forestry related fields of economy, manufacturing, processing, and science & technology. This would provide an opportunity for the two sides to gain better insight into an important part of the other's natural ecosystem and the activities that influence them.

  1. MOU between the Archaeological Survey of India of the Republic of India (ASI) and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of the People's Republic of China (SACH) on Cooperation in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

(Signatories: Shri C. Babu Rajeev, Director General, Archaeological Survey of India and Mr. Shan Jixiang, Director General of State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China)

The MOU provides for cooperation between ASI and SACH in the field of cultural heritage. Cooperation shall include exchange of professional experience; training of personnel; and joint scientific and academic research in related spheres of activity. Such cooperation assumes significance for the two countries which are inheritors of the oldest civilisations in the world.

  1. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People's Republic of China on Preventing Theft, Clandestine Excavation and Illicit Import and Export of Cultural Property

(Signatories: Shri C. Babu Rajeev, Director General, Archaeological Survey of India and Mr. Shan Jixiang, Director General of State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China)

Under this Agreement, the Ministry of Culture of India and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China shall collaborate in adopting preventive, mandatory and remedial measures to combat unlawful and criminal practices concerning the theft, clandestine excavation and illicit import and export of cultural property.

 

 

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