Government to brief IAEA on India-specific safeguards agreement in Vienna on July 18

July 15th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government will brief the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors in Vienna on July 18 on the India-specific safeguards agreement without which the Indo-US civil nuclear deal cannot be operationalised.

The IAEA Board of Governors has been informed about Fridays briefing, said official sources here on Tuesday.

It is expected that informal consultations among the 35 member IAEA Board of Governors will take place on the India-specific safeguards agreement on or around August 1.

A senior External Affairs Ministry official is leaving for Vienna on Wednesday to attend the briefing.

An IAEA Board of Governors meeting to build a consensus on the India-specific safeguards agreement is essential to help implement the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.
A meeting was to take place on July 28, but this has been postponed. (ANI)

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