Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday signed 17 agreements with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in New Delhi, with both countries agreeing to collaborate with each other across various sectors, reported PTI. These include tourism, national security, training of diplomats, and trafficking.

“We highly appreciate the current dynamics of Uzbek-Indian ties,” the UzbekPresident’s Press Office quoted him as saying.

The two countries signed agreements on collaboration on military education, agriculture, science and technology, health and medical science, and also signed a pact to provide visa-free travel for diplomatic passport holders.

The two leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector along with an agreement for the promotion of bilateral business ties through the India-Uzbekistan Business Council.

The two countries will also combine their abilities to explore outer space for peaceful purposes.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Mirziyoyev and discussed cooperation in trade and investment, development, education, renewable energy, connectivity and tourism, said ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Twitter.