Hyderabad: Telangana and the Australian governments will examine feasibility of collaboration in mutual fields of interest including education, skill development and training, agriculture, tourism and information technology. Both the governments have decided to prepare a basic framework to draft a Memorandum of Understanding and chalk out the future course of action.
In a meeting with the Australian delegation led by Northern Territory Government Education and Workforce Minister Selena Uibo at the State Secretariat on Wednesday, Chief Secretary SK Joshi suggested for collaboration between Telangana State and Australia with special focus on education including faculty and student exchange programmes, training, curriculum development, and other activities. He also pointed out that both the governments can promote collaborations with regards to Startups as Hyderabad was emerging as the startup capital of India. The We-Hub provides such opportunities for startups promoted by women entrepreneurs, he said.
Technical Education Commissioner Navin Mittal discussed the possibility of jointly organising conferences, exchange programmes, training workshops and also partnership summits to promote collaborations between Australian and Indian institutions especially from Telangana State.
Selena Uibo said the Australian government was ready to promote collaborations in the sectors of disaster management, education, solid waste management and agriculture among others. She said she would make efforts to prepare an action plan and also draft a MoU to work in coordination with the Telangana government and also Indian institutions in sectors of mutual interest.
Australian Economic Counselor Timothy Kendall, First Assistant Secretary Lyndal Corbett and Chief of Staff Rober Picton, as well as Telangana government officials were present.