India & Argentina Sign MoU For Nuclear Energy Co-Operation

New Delhi: India and Argentina signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday to boost cooperation in the nuclear energy sector.

Argentina’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Jorge Faurie said his country possesses expertise in making small-capacity reactors and was looking to work with India in tripartite projects.

“They (PM Narendra and Argentine President Mauricio Macri) also noted that the MoU signed on the occasion between the Department of Atomic Energy, India, and National Atomic Energy Commission, Argentina, for cooperation within the framework of Global Center for Nuclear Energy Partnership would bolster institutional linkages in civil nuclear research, development and capacity building,” a joint statement said.

Both the nations wished to enhance and explore cooperative ventures in the area of nuclear power and its productive uses in realms of health, agriculture, industrial application, training and capacity building.

Earlier, India and Argentina had signed an agreement in 2010 for cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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