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India, Germany clinch migration & mobility partnership

Indian Minister S Jaishankar signed an agreement on the comprehensive migration and mobility partnership with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in New Delhi.

The agreement has provisions to facilitate mobility and employment opportunities for fostering the exchange of skills and talents.

The agreement includes the Academic Evaluation Center in New Delhi, 18 months extended residence permits to students, 3,000 job seeker visas annually, liberalised short stay multiple entry visas and streamlined readmission procedures.

In addition, the agreement will institutionalize a joint working group for further strengthening cooperation in Migration and Mobility.

Minister Jaishankar held a meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on December 5. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and shared perspectives on several important regional and global issues.

The two sides welcomed the resumption of negotiations on the India-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement, Investment Protection Agreement and the Agreement on Geographical Indications.

(ANI)

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