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Japan, India hold vice foreign ministerial level nuclear dialogue

  • 2016-01-08 15:00:00
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(Asahi: January 8, 2015 – p. 7)

 

 The governments of Japan and India held a nuclear dialogue of their vice foreign ministers on Jan. 7 toward conclusion of a nuclear pact that enables Japan to export nuclear power plant technology to India. The vice foreign ministers also exchanged ideas on such issues as the export of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s US-2 amphibious aircraft, an issue carried over from the Japan-India summit last December.

 

 The talks were held between Japan’ Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki and India’ Foreign Secretary Jaishanker. At the party representatives’ interpellation in the House of Councillors on Jan. 7, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe replied to a question about the export of nuclear technology to India, a nuclear power but a non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT): “Our cooperation is premised on the continuation of India’s moratorium on nuclear tests.”

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