India, Japan sign nuclear energy pacts after 6 yrs of negotiations
Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Friday signed the landmark nuclear deal after six years of negotiations. This nuclear deal would allow Japan to supply nuclear reactors, fuel and technology to India. It may be recalled that the deal was subjected to ratification by the Japanese parliament since six years.
MEA spokesperson, Vikas Swaroop said, " The two nations had reached a broad agreement regarding the deal in December last year."
The two countries also signed 12 other agreements after the two PMs held wide-ranging talks aimed to boost bilateral strategic relations.
What PM Modi said:
- I wish to thank Prime Minister Abe for the support extended for India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
- We see Japan as a natural partner in our aim to be major centre for manufacturing, investments and 21st century knowledge industries.
- Our strategic partnership is not only for the good & security of our own societies. It also brings peace, stability & balance to region.
- Since March '16 we extended ‘Visa-On Arrival’ facility to Japanese nationals & have also extended a 10-year visa to businesspersons.
- It is indeed a privilege to be a partner and friend of Japan.
The Indian PM who is on the three day visit to the nation held bilateral talks with the Abe and also met the emperor of the nation.