Indo-French Joint Statement,14 February 2013
The Leaders agreed to encourage closer people –to-people contact, through inter alia, easing mobility and human exchanges and promoting education, science and cultural cooperation as well as expanding trade and investment.
to encourage even deeper cultural links through i.e. the "Bonjour India” festival of France and the "Namaste France” festival of India at a future date and a new cultural exchanges program as well as museum and heritage cooperation. India will be the Guest Country at the "Festival de Cannes" in 2013 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Indian Cinema. The "Musée du Louvre” will organise an exhibition in India around 2016.That is why we, the Indian and the French governments, decided to strengthen our ties in the area of higher education.
Agreements signed during the visit:
Cultural Exchange Programme between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the French Republic for 2013-2015. Both sides have agreed to:
- (i) Intensify cooperation in cultural and intellectual areas
- (ii) Foster exchanges between artists, architects, cultural stakeholders, students, teachers, researchers, sportspersons in order to encourage Indo-French Projects Encourage people-to-people contacts
MoU between Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Embassy of France: The MoU aims at collaboration in teaching and training in French Language.