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Migration, Mobility Pact with Australia (MMPA)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: LM

 Context: India and Australia signed a migration partnership agreement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia.

 

Features of the Agreement:

  • Aim: It is aimed at promoting two-way exchange of students, graduates, researchers, and business people, and expanding people-to-people ties.
  • New Pathway: Their mobility will be facilitated through a new skilled pathway named MATES (Mobility Arrangement for Talented Early Professionals Scheme) specifically created for India.

 

Other developments:

  • India announced the opening of a consulate in Brisbane, adding to its existing consulates in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney.
  • The India-Australia hydrogen task force was established, to explore opportunities in green hydrogen and address energy targets.

 

To know details of India-Australia relations: Click here