NITI Aayog and BMZ hold inaugural NITI – BMZ Dialogue on Development Cooperation

NITI Aayog and BMZ hold inaugural NITI – BMZ Dialogue on Development Cooperation

NITI Aayog and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) recently held the inaugural NITI-BMZ Dialogue of Development Cooperation through video conferencing.

The NITI-BMZ dialogue focuses on the following five key areas of cooperation:

  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
  • climate action,
  • energy transition,
  • Emerging technologies and agro-ecology.

The two countries underlined ‘important cooperation on agro-ecology and natural resources and also, expressed the need to increase cooperation on natural farming in India.

NITI Aayog and BMZ hold inaugural NITI - BMZ Dialogue on Development Cooperation

Other clean energy cooperation between India-Germany-

  • In May 2022, India and Germany signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on Partnership for Green and Sustainable Development (GSDP).
  • In June 2022, India and the G-7 had agreed to work towards a ‘Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)’.
  • The Indo-German Energy Program (IGEN) was launched to assist in the implementation of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

Indo-German relations-

  • There is a strategic partnership between the two countries. In the year 2021, the two countries celebrated 70 years of the establishment of mutual diplomatic relations.
  • India has a key role in the Indo-Pacific 6 guidelines issued by Germany in the year 2020.
  • Germany is the sixth largest trading partner of India.
  • Both countries are members of the G-4. The other countries of the G-4 forum are Brazil and Japan. The countries of this group are demanding reforms in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Source – The Hindu

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