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India, Norway discuss education ties

New Delhi, July 22 Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Tuesday met Norway’s Ambassador to India Eivind S. Homme and discussed collaboration in various education related issues between the two nations.

“Irani discussed about high altitude studies, particularly for the National Institute of Himalayan Studies announced in the budget this year,” the HRD ministry said in a statement.

“Various other issues, including energy studies, clean energy, climate change, Arctic studies, oceanography and information security were taken up during the discussion, with the financial commitment of Rs.8.5 crore from each side over a period of five years,” the statement said.

Ambassador Homme said Norway places great emphasis on education of girls throughout the world.

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