US-India Relations: Obama supports India for NSG and MTCR membership


WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama supported India’s membership for Nuclear Suppliers Group NSG during talks between Obama and PM Narendra Modi in White House.


“I indicated support to India being a part of NSG ,” Obama said.


“The key priority is how to promote economic prosperity and alleviate poverty, promote greater opportunities for both countries.” He added.


Obama also claimed to further boost relations with India in several sectors including civil nuclear deal of building six nuclear reactors in India.


“Once completed, the project would be among the largest of its kind, fulfilling the promise of US-India civil nuclear agreement and demonstrating a shared commitment to meet India’s growing energy needs while reducing reliance on fossil fuels.” The joint statement said.


Modi thanked Obama for his support in NSG and Missile Technology Control Regime.


He said “I am thankful for the help and support that my friend President Obama has extended with regard to membership in MTCR and NSG .”


Both leaders also held talks on Paris Agreement on climate change and vowed to enforce the agreement as soon as possible.


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