The two nations also emphasised the establishment of formal collaborative working groups on issues of common interest…reports Asian Lite News
India and Finland have decided to take their bilateral cooperation to a new level and strengthen their partnership in areas like digital partnership in future ICT, future mobile technologies, and digital education.
Additionally, the two nations also emphasised the establishment of formal collaborative working groups on issues of common interest.
According to an official press release, India’s Union Minister of Science & Technology Jitendra Singh and Finland’s Minister of Education and Culture Petri Honkonen met in New Delhi on Monday. They discussed ways to improve bilateral cooperation between the two nations in the areas of science, technology, and innovation (STI).
In addition to this, high level delegations from both sides met separately in the presence of the two ministers.
While Singh reaffirmed India’s emphasis on collaboration during the meeting, the Finland Minister was all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for handling the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the efforts of the Union Government of India to ensure the development of vaccines and vaccination for all citizens.
In the fields of science, technology, and innovation, India and Finland are closely allied, according to the official press release.
The release also added that the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, along with Business Finland and Academy of Finland, have been working together successfully for more than 10 years within the framework of the S&T agreement.