Ja­pan Non-Com­mit­tal On Fi­nal Nu­clear Deal Dur­ing Modi’s Visit

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Ahead of Naren­dra Modi’s visit to Tokyo next month, Ja­pan re­mains non-com­mit­tal on sign­ing the fi­nal agree­ment for civil nu­clear co-op­er­a­tion with In­dia dur­ing the meet­ing be­tween the Prime Min­is­ters of the two coun­tries.

While Ja­pan’s for­eign min­istry re­mained pos­i­tive about the agree­ment, it told TOI that the MoU signed be­tween the two coun­tries for co­op­er­a­tion in peace­ful uses of nu­clear en­ergy was be­ing legally vet­ted. “Ja­pan and In­dia are by no means stag­nant though and we are look­ing for­ward to en­hanc­ing our strate­gic part­ner­ship fur­ther,” said Ya­suhisa Kawa­mura, di­rec­tor gen­eral of press and pub­lic diplo­macy di­vi­sion.

It is im­por­tant for Ja­pan to en­sure that the MoU signed last year for the pur­pose stands le­gal scru­tiny be­fore it is for­malised through an agree­ment, which In­dia is look­ing for­ward to sign­ing when Mr Modi vis­its Tokyo on Novem­ber 11. If the agree­ment is in­deed signed, it will be the big­gest take­away from Mr Modi’s third sum­mit meet­ing with Abe. The fi­nal agree­ment will also be put up for scru­tiny be­fore the Ja­panese par­lia­ment (Diet). Times of In­dia

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