Home > Lead News > India, Japan set to sign nuclear agreement during Modi-Abe summit meet

India, Japan set to sign nuclear agreement during Modi-Abe summit meet

 The Hawk |  2016-11-04 08:35:40.0  0  Comments

India, Japan set to sign nuclear agreement during Modi-Abe summit meet

New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) Decks are cleared for inking a historic pact between India and Japan on the bilateral nuclear cooperation, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi sit across his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for the annual summit meeting during the former's visit to Tokyo on Nov 11-12. Top officials in the External Affairs Ministry told UNI that after the completion of negotiations on the bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreement at the last Summit in Delhi in December, the two sides have completed internal procedures including a legal and technical scrub of the agreed text. A joint statement after the previous summit had declared that the Agreement will be signed after the technical details are finalised, including those related to the necessary internal procedures. The proposed Agreement is aimed at facilitating the expansion of civil nuclear energy in India through the construction of Light Water Reactors in order to meet India�s clean energy needs, the officials said. Mr Modi will be visiting Japan on November 11-12 for the annual summit, which will be third highest level interaction between him and Mr Abe. During the visit, Mr Modi will also call on the Emperor of Japan. Mr Modi visited Japan in August-September 2014, which was his first bilateral visit outside India�s immediate neighbourhood. The relationship was upgraded to a �Special Strategic and Global Partnership� during that engagement. At the last Summit Meeting in December 2015 in New Delhi, both the prime ministers had outlined a Vision of Working Together for Peace and Prosperity in the Indo-Pacific Region and the World. "The forthcoming Annual Summit meeting will be an occasion for the two leaders to have in-depth exchanges on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest to further deepen the broad-based and action-oriented partnership between India and Japan," said the officials. -UNI

Share it
Top