India, EU praise progress on maritime transport cooperation

December 10th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Brussels, Dec.10 (ANI): Taking part in the 11th EU-India Summit here on Friday, leaders of EU and India expressed satisfaction with the recent progress in negotiations on a maritime transport agreement and called for the continuation of the negotiations aiming at the conclusion of a mutually beneficial agreement.

They also called for the early implementation of the civil aviation agreement.

In the field of space, leaders of the two sides acknowledged the active cooperation pursued by space agencies and industries of the two sides for developing, launching and operating earth observation and communication satellites through appropriate bilateral relations.

The leaders also welcomed the recent formation of ISO-ESA Joint Working Group on earth observation to concretize the cooperation areas.

They also committed to a swift finalization of the agreement on satellite navigation initialled in 2005 and earnestly work toward a technical agreement on the use of the frequency spectrum. (ANI)

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