PIB Press Release (18-Nov-14) Agreements/Memoranda of Understanding signed during the visit of Prime Minister to Australia (16-18 November, 2014)

No.  Title  Indian signatory  Australian signatory  Remarks 
1.  Agreement on Social Security  Biren Nanda, High Commissioner  Kevin Andrews, Minister for Social Services  To strengthen the people-to-people contacts and facilitate and regulate the regulations between the two countries with respect to social security benefits and coverage. It will provide for social security and superannuation benefits for those who have been residents of the other country on basis of equality of benefit, export of benefits and avoidance of double coverage. It will lead to greater economies and promote the flow of professionals. 
2.  Agreement concerning Transfer of Sentenced Persons  Biren Nanda, High Commissioner  Michael Keenan, Minister for Justice  To enhance cooperative efforts in law enforcement and administration of justice and to cooperate in the enforcement of penal sentences. It will facilitate, regulate and lay down procedures for the transfer of sentenced persons and enable rehabilitation and reintegration of sentenced persons into society. 
3.  MOU on Combating Narcotics Trafficking and Developing Police Cooperation  Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs  Michael Keenan, Minister for Justice  To address concerns regarding illicit trafficking and drug abuse. It places priority on tackling illicit trade, diversion of precursors, asset forfeiture and drug money laundering. It will promote capacity building and help develop strategies and procedures for operations to disrupt and dismantle transnational narcotic related threats. 
4.  MOU on Cooperation in the Field of Arts and Culture  Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs  George Brandis, Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts  To enhance cultural relations between the two countries in pursuance of the Cultural Agreement of 1971. It will promote cooperation through exchange of information, professional expertise, training and exhibitions in the field of culture. It will deepen understanding between the people, institutions and art genres and promote sound and sustainable artistic and cultural activities. 
5.  MOU in the Field of Tourism  Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs  Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment  To enhance the bilateral cooperation and strengthen the friendly between the people. It will encourage cooperation in tourism policy, information exchange, interaction between

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