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India, EU issue joint action plan

The plan will include cooperation in Galileo project, training of military/civilian component of peacekeeping and terrorism.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2005 14:28 IST

India and the European Union on Wednesday issued a Joint Action Plan covering various areas of cooperation and signed the framework agreement on cooperation in Galileo navigation project of Europe.

India also cleared the purchase of 43 Airbus planes for the Indian Airlines at a cost of $2.25 billion, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a joint press conference with British Prime Minister and EU President Tony Blair here after the 6th Indo-EU Summit meeting.

EU decided to launch an initiative on clean environment and climate change with the aim of promoting cleaner technology and their use.

The two sides also announced a 19-page joint action plan to strengthen dialogue and consultation mechanism.

Both sides agreed to work together on training for military and civilian component of peacekeeping missions, including police and other security forces.

They agreed to establish contacts between Indian and EU counter-terrorism coordinators.

First Published: Sep 07, 2005 14:04 IST