Exchange of terrorist screening information arrangement between India and USA signed

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The Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and the Ambassador of the United States of America to India, Mr. Richard R. Verma exchanging the documents after signing the Arrangement between the authorized governmental agencies of the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America (USA) for exchange of terrorist screening information, in New Delhi on June 2, 2016.

By Press Information Bureau

NEW DELHI:An Arrangement between the authorized governmental agencies of the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America (USA) for exchange of terrorist screening information was signed here on Thursday . The Arrangement was signed by the Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi and Richard Verma, Ambassador of the United States of America to India.

As per this Arrangement, both sides shall provide each other access to terrorism screening information through the designated contact points, subject to domestic laws and regulations.

The Arrangement would enhance the counter terrorism cooperation between India and USA. A Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) between the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America was signed here today to enhance cooperation on energy security, clean energy and climate change . P.K. Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India and Richard R Verma, US Ambassador to India, signed MoU on behalf of Government of India & USA respectively.

Speaking on the occasion, P.K. Pujari said that USA and India are already working in some areas and this MoU will help in expanding our horizon. It will provide framework to work more closely not only for betterment of our own people but also for creating a positive environment for US companies working in India. Appreciating efforts of Indian Government, Mr. Richard R Verma said that this MoU will provide momentum for cooperative work which needs to be done in fields of energy security, clean energy and climate change.

The objective of the MoU is to enhance cooperation on energy security, clean energy and climate change through increased bilateral engagement and further joint initiatives for promoting sustainable growth. These activities are intended to increase incentives for innovation including research and development, and voluntary and mutually-agreed technology transfer, as well as the deployment of clean energy technologies in both countries; contribute to a global effort to curb the rise in greenhouse gas emissions; and enhance resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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