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India-France Cooperation Agreement on the Development of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy enters into force on January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010

  • On January 14, 2010, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and H.E. Mr. Jerome Bonnafont, Ambassador of France to India exchanged the instruments of ratification of the Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the French Republic on the Development of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy signed in Paris on September 30, 2008. In accordance with the provisions of the Agreement, it enters into force on the date of exchange of instruments of ratification.
  • As responsible States with advanced nuclear technologies, India and France intend to develop multifaceted civil nuclear cooperation covering a wide range of activities including nuclear power projects, fuel supply, R&D, nuclear safety, education and training. The entry into force of the Agreement gives a new impetus to the Indo-French partnership and will further strengthen the deep ties of friendship and longstanding cooperation between the two countries.

New Delhi

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