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Signing of MoU between Government of India and Government of Malawi On the Cooperation In the Field of Trade of Tur (Pigeon Peas)

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India and Malawi today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of trade of Pigeon Peas in Lilongwe for a period of five years.

The MoU was singed by H.E. S. Gopalakrishnan, High Commissioner of India to Malawi and Honourable Sosten Alfred Gwengwe, M.P., Minister of Trade, Government of Malawi.

The objective of this Memorandum of Understanding is to encourage trade in pigeon peas between Malawi and India. Keeping in view the objective of promoting production of pulses in Malawi and encourage trade of pigeon peas between India and Malawi, the MoU will facilitate export of 50,000 MTs annually from Malawi to India. Under the MoU, both countries have agreed to target minimum yearly quantities of imports of pigeon peas from Malawi to India till 2021-2026 through private channels.

The Government of India is actively engaged in supporting Government of Malawi in achieving its developmental goals through various development schemes, gifts and grants. The trade of pigeon peas through this MoU will not only meet the domestic requirement of India but also find a ready and reliable market for Malawi.

16 June 2021