Gadkari inks pact with Korea to open up job opportunities for Indian seafarers

NEW DELHI: India and South Korea today signed an agreement on mutual recognition of competency certificates of seafarers, paving the way for Indian mariners to seek employment on more than 500 Korean ships.
Indian Shipping and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, who started his four-day visit to Korea yesterday, said the pact will benefit both the nations, who are eyeing partnerships in ship-building, waterways and smart transportation, among others.
“India signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with the Republic of Korea on mutual recognition of certificates of competency of seafarers. This paves the way for the two Governments to mutually recognise the certificates of maritime education and training, competency, endorsements and medical fitness of seafarers issued by each other,” the Ministry of Shipping said in a statement here.
The agreement was signed by Gadkari and his Korean counterpart Kim Young-choon at a ceremony in Busan today. (AGENCIES)


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