The minister of Foreign Affairs, Titus Corlatean on Friday had talks with his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid, during the official visit he paid to the Republic of India. This is the first official visit paid to India by a Romanian minister of Foreign Affairs for the last 10 years. During talks, the two chief diplomats agreed upon a programme of official contacts at adequate levels, and also at sectorial scale, between the representatives of the two governments, in the economic, political, technical, scientific and cultural sectors. The two ministers signed the Joint Statement for establishing an Extended Partnership between Romania and India, along with the Bilateral Accord on avoiding double taxation. They also agreed to update the Memorandum of Understanding on the mechanism of consultations between the two ministries of Foreign Affairs. The Foreign minister also met Thursday Meira Kumar, speaker of Lok Sabha, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament.