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reiterated the US support to India’s membership for the NSG, China on the 16th May reacting to this statement stressed the essentiality of members being signatories of Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei in a press briefing stated, “The Nuclear Suppliers’ Group has made serious political and technical standards with regard to accepting new members and one compulsory standard is that NSG members must be signatory states to the NPT”. Hong Lei further emphasised that ‘like other non-proliferation regimes, the NSG was based on the NPT.
Moodi will head to Mexico on June 9. On the way back, he may stop over in Germany, but that is not likely to be a bilateral visit.—SABAH