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Railway safety, energy among 6 agreements signed with Italy

IANS | New Delhi |

India and Italy on Monday signed six agreements, including in the areas of railway safety and energy, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni here.

The two sides signed a joint declaration of intent of cooperation for safety in the railway sector.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on cooperation between India and Italy in the field of energy.

Another MoU was signed for promoting mutual investments between the Italian Trade Agency and Invest India.

A third MoU was signed to mark 70 years of India-Italy diplomatic relations between the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

A fourth MoU was signed between the training unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Foreign Service Institute of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

An executive protocol on cultural cooperation between India and Italy was also signed.

Gentiloni arrived here on Sunday in what is the first Italian prime ministerial visit to India since the visit of then Prime Minister Romano Prodi in February 2007.