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Japan’s PM Abe pushing for nuclear reactor sales to India – and fast!

Abe,-Shinzo-nuke-1Japan, India seek prompt nuclear accord Asia One, 31 May 13 TOKYO – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to conclude a nuclear cooperation agreement as soon as possible……Although the negotiations on the nuclear cooperation pact began in June 2010, they have been suspended due partly to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

The two leaders instructed related authorities to accelerate the negotiations……

The Abe administration considers the export of infrastructure to be a pillar of its growth strategy. The Indian government, for its part, plans to increase its nuclear energy generation by constructing 18 new nuclear reactors by 2020.

The Japanese side hopes to reach an agreement with India by the end of this year, leading to exports of nuclear power plants and related equipment……

Meanwhile, Singh expressed his support for Japan’s bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

They also confirmed the plan to arrange an official visit by the Emperor and Empress to India from late November to early December.

May 31, 2013 - Posted by | Japan, marketing

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