PM Modi Bhutan MoU

PM Modi Bhutan MoU

List of Outcomes : State visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Bhutan

MoUs/Agreement/Plan of Action

Sr. No.Name of MoUs/Agreement/Plan of ActionDescriptionRepresentative from Bhutanese sideRepresentative from Indian side
1MoU on general supply of Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants (POL) and related products from India to BhutanThis MoU provides for a list of Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants related items. GoI would facilitate its supply to Bhutan through agreed entry/exit points.Ms Tashi Wangmo,
Secretary, Ministry of Industry Commerce, and Employment, RGoB
Shri Sudhakar Dalela,
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan
2Agreement for recognition of official control exercised by Bhutan Food And Drug Authority (BFDA) by Food Safety and Standards Authority Of India (FSSAI)The agreement will facilitate the trade between India and Bhutan by promoting ease of doing business and reducing compliance cost on both sides. The MoU will make the export inspection certificate issued by BFDA acceptable by FSSAI for compliance with requirements prescribed by FSSAI, while exporting the products to India.Mr. Pemba Wangchuk,
Secretary, Ministry of Health, RGoB
Shri Sudhakar Dalela,
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan
3MoU on cooperation in the field of Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation measuresThis MoU aims to assist Bhutan to enhance energy efficiency in the household sector by promoting star labeling programme developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency. The MoU covers facilitating the formulation of building codes based on India’s experience, creation of a pool of energy professionals at Bhutan by institutionalizing training of energy auditors etc.Mr. Karma Tshering,
Secretary, Ministry of Economic and Natural Resources, RGoB
Shri Sudhakar Dalela,
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan
4MoU on cooperation in Sports and YouthThis MoU would help further people to people linkages between India and Bhutan by advancing linkages between sports agencies of both sides and conduct sports activities/programmes.Ms. Pema Choden,
Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, RGoB
Shri Sudhakar Dalela,
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan
5MoU on cooperation concerning sharing reference standard, pharmacopoeia, vigilance and testing of medicinal productsThis MoU would help further developing our close cooperation and exchanging information in the field of the regulation of medicines in accordance with the respective laws and regulations of each side. The MoU would allow for acceptance of Indian Pharmacopoeia by Bhutan as a book of standards for medicines and supply of generic medicines at affordable price.Mr. Pemba Wangchuk,
Secretary, Ministry of Health, RGoB
Shri Sudhakar Dalela,
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan
6Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) on Space Cooperation<The Joint Action Plan provides a concrete roadmap for further developing our space cooperation through exchange programmes, training etc.Mr. Jigme Tenzing,
Secretary, Government Technology Agency, RGoB
Shri Sudhakar Dalela,
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan
7Renewal of MoU on Peering Arrangement between National Knowledge Network of India (NKN) and Druk Research And Education Network of BhutanThis MoU is between the National Knowledge Network (NKN) of India and Druk Research and Education Network (DrukREN) of Bhutan to renew the peering agreement between NKN and DrukREN, The MoU will enhance digital connectivity between India and Bhutan and will benefit the scholars and research institutions of Bhutan.Mr. Jigme Tenzing,
Secretary, Government Technology Agency, RGoB
Shri Sudhakar Dalela,
Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan

In addition, both sides have also agreed on and initialled the text of the MoU on Establishment of Rail Links between India and Bhutan.- The MoU provides for establishment of two proposed rail links between India and Bhutan, including the Kokrajhar-Gelephu rail link and Banarhat-Samtse rail link and their implementation modalities.

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