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India, Switzerland signs three agreements

Bern: India and Switzerland on Friday signed three agreements to enhance cooperation in the fields of climate change, science and technology and renewal of Hindi Chair at the University of Lausanne following delegation-level talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Swiss counterpart Ueli Maurer.

“India and Switzerland signed three agreements on:
1. Technical cooperation on climate change.
2. Science and technology alliance.
3. Renewal of Hindi Chair at University of Lausanne” he tweeted.

In his address, President Kovind said that India – Switzerland partnership has made significant progress. Our complementary strengths make us natural partners. India is the world’s fastest-growing major economy. We have set a target to become a 5 trillion economy by 2025. Around 65 per cent of our population is below 35 years of age. Our youth has the drive, energy and confidence to script the machine-intelligence age and to draw the contours of the 4th Industrial Revolution. We are skilling and empowering them to convert our demographic profile into a demographic dividend. We count on Switzerland’s cooperation to make them drivers of our growth and prosperity.

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