Manmohan, Sarkozy to discuss nuclear cooperation: French envoy

September 12th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India and France “technically” have an agreement on cooperating in civilian nuclear energy and this will be at the centre of talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Nicolas Sarkozy when they meet later this month, the French ambassador to India said here Friday.”Cooperation in civil nuclear energy between the two countries will be at the centre of the (Manmohan Singh-Sarkozy) talks,” ambassador Jerome Bonnafont told reporters here.

According to the envoy, “provision for fuel supply” was part of the agreement and if India sought French help in reprocessing technology, it would be willing to consider the request.

“Provisions for fuel supply is part of the agreement with India,” Bonnafont said.

Manmohan Singh will be travelling to France to attend the India-European Union Summit and a bilateral India-France summit Sep 29-30.

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