MoU between India and Russia approved by cabinet

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to an MoU on youth exchange programmes with Russia to help promote exchange of ideas, values and culture between the two countries, an official statement said.

“Exchange programmes in the field of youth affairs between India and Russia will help in promoting exchange of ideas, values and culture amongst youth through establishment of people-to-people contacts and in consolidating friendly relations between the two countries,” it said.

“The selections for participation in exchange programmes shall be done in an objective and transparent manner and the outcomes of the programmes under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) shall be open for public scrutiny,” it added.

The exchange programmes would “help in developing international perspective among the youth and expanding their knowledge and expertise in the areas of youth affairs”, it added.