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New Delhi hosts Joint Ministerial Commission between India and Australia

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The Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) between India and Australia was held in New Delhi. This was the 16th edition of the session. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Government of India and honourable Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Government of Australia co-chaired the joint ministerial commission held between two countries.

The session featured the participation of delegates from Departments of Fisheries, Revenue, Commerce, Agriculture, Department of Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Ministry of External Affairs.

Agreements signed during the Joint Ministerial Commission:

  • Both the countries negotiated to improve bilateral trade and investments through revival of the bilateral Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) negotiations.
  • They agreed to deliberate on market access issues in both directions to enhance trade.
  • They agreed to work on mutual recognition of educational qualifications of the two nations.
  • They agreed to further the collaboration to increase the direct flights between Australia and India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Australia Capital: Canberra; Currency: Australian Dollar.
  • Prime Minister of Australia: Scott Morrison.

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