Cabinet approves India’s deals with China
By Bisheshwar Mishra
NEW DELHI: The Central cabinet on Saturday approved the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of justice between India and China. The MoU was signed in Beijing by External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha, on June 23 this year during Prime Minister A B Vajpayee’s China visit.
Agreement is between India’s ministry of law and justice and the Supreme People’s Prosecution Service of People’s Republic of China. The memorandum provides for promotion on areas - of information on legal matters; exchange of experience and best practices in the field of justice in the two countries; mutual support for training of public prosecutors and auxiliary judicial personnel; exchange of information on drafting of laws and implementation of legal provisions.
Similarly the Cabinet also approved the signing of an agreement between India and Kuwait on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. The Agreement was initiated on June 5, 2002. India has already signed similar agreements with the UK, Canada, Russia, France and the USA.
The objective of this agreement is to improve the effectiveness of both countries in the investigation, prosecution, and suppression of all types o crime and tracing, restraint, forfeiture or confiscation of the proceeds and instruments of crime, through co-operaion and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
The Cabinet also approved the signing of an agreeent on cooperation in tourism between India and Malaysia to promote tourism between two countries. As per this agreement both parties will be subject tothe relevant laws, rules and regulation applicable in each country, encourage the development and expansion of tourism industries in both countries.
With a view to promote and facilitate tourism cooperation both countries will consider having exchange programmes in the field of research and development and training etc.—TNN