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  • 23 January, 2020

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India-Brazil agreement on legal and criminal cooperation

Syllabus subtopic: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

Prelims and Mains focus: about the Brazilian President’s visit: agreements to be signed and their significance; about India-Brazil relations

News: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an agreement on bilateral legal and criminal cooperation to be sealed during the coming visit of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.

Context: Brazilian President Bolsonaro is scheduled to arrive on Friday to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.

Aim of the agreement

  • To enhance effectiveness of both the countries in investigation and prosecution of crime through cooperation and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

  • It is expected to bolster counter­terror cooperation between the two countries.

Other agreements to be signed

Three pacts, covering:

  1. research in minerals and mining,
  2. child behaviour and
  3. energy cooperation.

MoU for cooperation in the oil and natural gas sector

  • The MoU in the energy sector will allow for joint exploration in the petroleum and natural gas segment.

  • Under the MoU, both sides will work towards establishing cooperation in the E&P (exploration & production) initiatives in Brazil and India, research & development in this sector, exploring collaboration in liquefied natural gas projects in Brazil, India and third countries.

  • It will also encourage collaboration in oil energy and environmental issues, including energy policies such as energy efficiency, energy research development and expansion of the regional energy infrastructure networks.

Source: The Hindu

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