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India, Australia sign significant civil nuclear agreement

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India, Australia sign significant civil nuclear agreement

NEW DELHI, India: The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott on Friday signed a significant civil nuclear agreement, enabling uranium exports from Australia to India.

“The signing of civil nuclear agreement is a historic milestone and it will open a new chapter in our bilateral cooperation,” the Indian premier said while addressing a joint press conference with his Australian counterpart.

Modi said that his country considers Australia a very important strategic partner and wishes to deepen the relations. He also confirmed that he will pay a bilateral visit to Australia after the G20 summit.

The Australian prime minister thanked his Indian counterpart and said that the particular day was a remarkable day in his life and in the relation between both the nations.

Earlier, both the leaders held a meeting and discussed crucial bilateral, regional and international issues including the situation in Iraq and Ukraine.

“We have decided to enhance dialogue and increase security and defence cooperation,” Modi said giving details about his meeting with Abbott.

“We will increase partnership to fight terrorism and cyber threats and strengthen economic relationship between India and Australia,” Modi said. “We welcome investment from Australia too,” he added.

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