The Union Cabinet,
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas given its approval
for signing of an Agreement for cooperation in the field of Agriculture
and allied sectors between India and Portugal.
The Agreementcovers various activities in these fields which include
exchange of scientific and technical information, trade in plants and
plant products, exchange of information in phytosanitary issues,
training programmes, seminars and visits of experts and consultants.
The Agreement provides constitution of a Joint Working Group comprising
of representatives from both countries, the task of which would be to
monitor the implementation of the present MoU and making concrete
proposals for agriculture cooperation and develop guidelines and
priorities for future cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied
The Agreement shall enter into force on the date of its signing and
shall remain in force for a period of five years and shall be
automatically extended for a subsequent period of five years unless
either Party gives written notice through diplomatic channels to the
other Party of its intention to terminate the Agreement at least six
months before its expiration.