India, Japan reach agreement on nuclear cooperationStaff writer ▼ | December 15, 2015
The memorandum outlining broad areas for nuclear cooperation was signed in Delhi by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.
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During a May 2013 meeting by Abe and India's then-prime minister Manmohan Singh, the two leaders said that negotiations had resumed.
Speaking at a press conference after the signing, Modi said: "The memorandum we signed on civil nuclear energy cooperation is more than just an agreement for commerce and clean energy." He said, "It is a shining symbol of a new level of mutual confidence and strategic partnership in the cause of a peaceful and secure world."
Modi added, "I know the significance of this decision for Japan. And I assure you that India deeply respects that decision and will honour our shared commitments."
In a statement, Abe noted that the final agreement on cooperation "will be signed after the technical details are finalised, including those related to the necessary internal procedures". ■