India, Afghan sign MoU for cooperation in statistics

Monday, 30 May 2011, 09:08 Hrs
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New Delhi: India today signed an agreement with Afghanistan for cooperation in the field of official statistics.

Under this, New Delhi would provide assistance including setting up of institutes and training of staff to the Islamic Republic.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed here by Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation M S Gill, and Central Statistics Organisation, Afghanistan, President General Abdul Rahman Ghafoori, an official statement said here.

This comes as a follow-up to an umbrella agreement signed by India with Afghanistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in March 2010 to strengthen the working of Afghan ministries and agencies through the National Institution Building Project.

"India would also assist in establishing/strengthening the training institutes of Afghanistan, and also share its publications, technical know-how with them," the statement said.
Source: PTI
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