Centre Approves MoU To Promote Mobility Of Students, Researchers, Skilled Professionals In UK & Northern Ireland

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Migration and Mobility Partnership between India and the UK and Northern Ireland. The aim is to liberalise the issuance of visas promoting the mobility of students, researchers and skilled professionals.

“The MoU would benefit Indian students, academics, and researchers, migrants for professional and economic reasons and those willing to contribute through various projects to the economic development of both countries without consideration of caste, creed, religion or gender. This MoU can support the innovation ecosystem in both countries by facilitating free flow of talent,” a statement issued by the Central government said.The MoU will also strengthen cooperation on issues related to irregular migration and human trafficking between the two sides. Ministry of External Affairs will closely monitor the effective implementation of the MoU through Joint Working Group mechanism.

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