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Background: Ending a seven-day visit to India, Mr. Mohammed Saleh Mutea, the Foreign Minister of South Yemen, signed a cultural and scientific agreement with the Indian Minister of Education, Professor S. Nurul Hasan.
The agreement, signed in New Delhi on Sunday (18 March), is aimed at promoting links between the two countries in a wide range of activities.
A joint committee, made up of an equal number of members from both countries, will be responsible for arranging the exchange programmes.
As well as the cultural and scientific agreement, India and South Yemen issued a joint communique before Mr. Mutea's departure on Monday (18 March).
The document expressed grave concern at the recent decision by the British and United States' governments to expand military facilities on the Indian Ocean Island of Diego Garcia.
According to the communique, both India and South Yemen deplored all steps creating tension in the area, and agreed that the Ocean should become a "zone of peace, free from international tension, great power rivalry, and military escalation".