India, France to enhance international non proliferation initiatives

December 6th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): Recognizing India’s non-proliferation record and its willingness to further contribute to global non-proliferation efforts with a view to enhance international non-proliferation regime, India and France will jointly work with India towards India’s increased participation with international non proliferation initiatives.

In a joint statement, both the nations also decided its full membership of multilateral export control regimes NSG, MTCR, AG, WA in a manner consistent with procedures and objectives of these groups.

In the context of their shared commitment to universal and general disarmament and to the reinforcement of the non-proliferation regime, India and France affirmed the need for a meaningful dialogue among all states possessing nuclear weapons, in particular those holding the largest arsenals, to build trust and confidence and promote international stability, peace and security.

They support international cooperative efforts to reduce the risk of terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons or material.

The two countries reiterated their support to starting immediate negotiations in the Conference of Disarmament for a multilateral treaty banning the production of fissile material for use in nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.

They also reaffirmed their commitment to diplomacy to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, and discussed the need for Iran to take constructive and immediate steps to meet its obligations to the IAEA and the UN Security Council. (ANI)

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