India, Japan sign nuclear cooperation agreement

India and Japan have signed a nuclear cooperation agreement. Welcoming the move, Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Shinzo Abe, the prime ministers of India and Japan, said the agreement reflects a new level of mutual confidence and strategic partnership for clean energy, economic development and a peaceful and secure world.

In a joint statement, the two prime ministers also reaffirmed their commitment to work together for India to become a full member of the international Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), as well as of the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Australia Group with the aim of strengthening international non-proliferation efforts.

Mr Modi reiterated that signing of the Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy marked a historic step in engagement to build a clean energy partnership, and that the cooperation would help combat the challenge of climate change.

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