The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narenra Modi on 15 March 2017 was apprised of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) that were signed with Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan. The MoUs envisage organizing youth exchange programmes with Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan and cooperation in other youth and sports related matters. The selection of youth for participation in youth exchange and other programmes will be done in an objective and transparent manner.
And, the outcomes of the programmes under the MoUs shall be open for public scrutiny. International youth exchange programmes promote exchange of ideas, values and culture amongst youth and help in developing international perspective among the youth. Further, these programmes promote peace and understanding and strengthen friendly relations between countries.
The benefits arising from bilateral exchange programmes in the field of youth and sports would be equally available to all youth irrespective of their caste, religion and gender. The programmes under the MoUs will also help the Indian youth in expanding their knowledge and expertise.