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India, France to cooperate in the field of sustainable urban development

delhi Updated: Oct 08, 2012 14:23 IST

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India and France have entered into an agreement to share knowledge and cooperate in the field of sustainable urban development.

Urban development minister Kamal Nath and Nicole Bricq, minister for foreign trade of France signed an administrative agreement in the field of sustainable urban development in Paris, an official statement released in New Delhi on Monday said.

The implementation of this agreement will take place under the aegis of the Indo-French Joint Working Group on urban development comprising representatives from urban development ministry and the ministry of regional equality and housing and the ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy of the French government.

As per the statement released in New Delhi, Nath said that both India and France would benefit from the agreement as it would provide an enabling platform for the officials, professionals, business leaders and local self-governing bodies to meet and share knowledge and best practices in the urban sector.

Nath also invited the international firms including French firms to participate in the process of making cities greener and more sustainable, the statement said.