External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Germany’s foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock signed a comprehensive migration and mobility partnership, which will facilitate easier access for people to study, research and work in both countries.
More About This Deal:
The deal which aims at facilitating two-way movement of students, professionals and researchers, is also set to address the challenges of illegal migration.
A Holistic View:
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is in India on a two-days visit, during which she will discuss the cooperation on the transition to renewable energy and India’s relationship with Russia and China.
What Has Been Said:
“The agreement on migration will ease mobility issues. We hope the visa challenges (for Indians to Germany) will be resolved too,” Jaishankar said.
- The migration and mobility partnership is set to encourage increased exchange of students between the two countries. In May this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that the Indian government will facilitate admission of German students in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) under programmes like Study in India.
- Further the deal ensures an active people-to-people exchanges including among students, academia and professional work force.
- This thereby enhances efforts on Germany and India’s part to expand the internationalisation higher education systems, to interlink further the innovation and research landscapes of both countries, and to strengthen dual structures for Vocational Education and Training.