India-Kazakhstan signed Nuclear Cooperation deal

January 24th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, Jan 24, (ANI): India and Kazakhstan on Saturday signed five agreements, including cooperation in the civil nuclear field.
President Pratibha Patil and her Kazakhstan counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev signed on the agreements after a delegation level talk between the two countries.
The Kazakh President had arrived in India last night on a four-day visit.
This is Nazarbayev’’s fourth visit to India, who will also be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade this year.
The other agreements signed by the two countries are- a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in space and an agreement on carbo-hydron sector are the other highlights of the enhanced cooperation between the two countries.
An Extradition Treaty between the two sides and a protocol on accession of Kazakhstan to the WTO were also signed after the decisive talks.
After a ceremonial reception Nazarbayev said that Kazakhstan is a major trade partner of India and agreements on oil exploration, delivery of uranium for nuclear power plants and cooperation in IT industry will further strengthen the bilateral relations.
Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the leader of the Opposition L. K. Advani will call on Nazarbayev in the evening. (ANI)

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