After six years of negotiations, India and Japan on Friday finally signed a landmark civil nuclear agreement in Tokyo, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks. PM Modi is on a three-day visit to Japan
This is PM Modi’s second visit to Japan in two years.
“The Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy marks a historic step in our engagement to build a clean energy partnership,”said PM Modi.
The agreement will allow Japan to supply nuclear reactors, fuel and technology to India. The two countries had reached a broad agreement last December.
On Friday, PM Modi met with Japanese Emperor Akihito before interacting with members of the India-Japan Business Leaders’ Forum (IJBLF) in Tokyo.
At the IJBLF meeting, PM Modi aimed to encourage further trade between the two nations and said that “India has conducive business environment which Japan can take advantage of” and that “India’s prowess in software is complemented by Japan’s strength in hardware”. PM Modi also stressed on innovation and technology transfer by inviting Japanese technology and experience to India.