The Union Cabinet chaired by Indian Prime Minister Mr
Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on 23 May, approved of
the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Angola for mutual
support in the field of Electronics and Information Technologies.
The MoU aims at achieving closer cooperation between the two countries in the areas
of e-Governance, Human Resource Development for IT Education, Information
Security, Electronics Hardware Manufacturing, the IT Embedded Software
Industry, and Telemedicine etc.
The Ministry of Electronics
and Information Technology (MeitY) is responsible for promoting
international cooperation in emerging and frontier areas of Information
Communications and Technology (ICT) in the context of bilateral regional
cooperation, the official release added.
It also noted that the IT
Ministry has signed number of MoUs and agreements with partner
organisations and agencies in various countries to encourage close cooperation
and the exchange of information in this field.
Furthermore, to strengthen
mutual ties between India and the countries, especially in light of the new
projects and programmes created by the Government, such as "Digital India",
"Make in India",
etc., there is a greater need to expand international relations to create more
far reaching business opportunities in the field of Electronics and Information
The released stated that for
more focussed cooperation, The Ministry of IT has outlined an extensive and
all-inclusive MoU in the Information Communication and Technological (ICT)
sector such as in the areas of e-Governance, data security, the manufacturing
and production of electronic hardware, and IT embedded computing and computer
The draft of the MoU was
finalised and after negations came to an end. The release said the MoU was signed
during the visit of Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs Mr M.J.
Akbar on behalf of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,
Government of India and by Mr Domingos Custodio Vieira Lopes, Secretary of
State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities, on behalf of
Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Government of Angola.