8th Norway-India Joint Working Group Maritime meeting
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8th India-Norway Joint Working Group Maritime meeting was held on18th November,2022 in Mumbai.
In the meeting discussion was held on use of alternative fuels like green ammonia and hydrogen for futuristic shipping.
Important discussions took place on Norway-India cooperation on a green maritime future. Both the countries presented their vision and plans for the Green Sea Zone.
Additional Secretary Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) highlighted that the maritime trade with Norway dates back since 1600.
Norway has technical expertise in the maritime sector and India has maritime sector development capabilities and a large pool of trained seafarers, making the two countries natural complementary partners.
India is part of the Norway Green Voyage 2050 project, both sides agreed on the will, dedication, partnership and capacity building to achieve common goals.
India is a signatory to the Hong Kong Convention for the Recycling of Ships.
Minister of Ports,Shipping and Waterways - Sarbananda Sonowal
India-Norway Joint Working Group
India-Norway Joint Working Group (JWG) on Maritime meetings are being held on a regular basis.
The 7th JWG on Maritime was held in Oslo (Norway) in November, 2019.
During the 7th meeting issues related to cooperation in shipbuilding, enhancement of skill of seafarers and environment friendly ships were discussed.
Kingdom of Norway
It is a Northern European country and lies in the Scandinavian Peninsula. Scandinavian islands consist of Norway and Sweden.
It is one of the largest exporters of crude oil and natural gas in the world .It has significant oil and gas reserves in North Sea.
Prime Minister: Jonas Gahr Støre
Currency: Norwegian krone
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