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Union Minister Singh Discusses Cooperation In Blue Economy With Norwegian Counterpart

Issues like blue economy, integrated ocean management, marine pollution, green shipping and ocean-based renewable energy came up during bilateral dialogue, as per the statement

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India’s Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh held a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Climate and Environment of Norway Espen Barth Eide on the sidelines of the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal and discussed several issues of mutual interest.

The meeting comes close on the heels of the 5th India-Norway task force meeting in New Delhi last week on the blue economy between the Norwegian Ambassador to India, Hans Jacob Frydenlund and the Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences Secretary M Ravichandran. 

Singh and Eide expressed satisfaction over the progress made so far in the 5th India-Norway task force meet. 

The two sides also reviewed the dialogue and progress on issues like integrated ocean management, marine pollution, green shipping, ocean-based renewable energy etc.

The two ministers appreciated the ongoing close cooperation between the two countries and hoped that the partnership grows from strength to strength in future.