India and the United States have extended the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on nuclear power for ten extra years.
According to a joint statement issued on Tuesday, “Marking the tenth year of cooperation between the United States and India at the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) and the signing of the extension, for an additional ten years, to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of India Concerning Cooperation with the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership, India, signed at New Delhi on November 7, 2010 (the GCNEP MOU).”
The joint statement also recognizing India’s essential commitment in 2010 to establish the GCNEP with a vision to market protected, safe, and sustainable nuclear power for the service of mankind by means of international partnership.
“India and the US, recognizing and appreciating the strength of the enduring partnership between the two countries on matters of security and reaffirming the important contributions of the U.S.-India nuclear and radiological security cooperation for the benefit of their citizens and the world, extended their cooperation in this area in October 2020 by signing a ten-year extension of the GCNEP MOU,” the statement stated.
Both the nations have committed to market cooperation on initiatives aimed at providing an impetus to nuclear security and safety, study and improvement in nuclear science and technologies beneath many schools of GCNEP.
They will deepen the dialogue on nuclear and other radioactive material safety by collaborating on sophisticated projects in the field (e.g. future technologies), with the purpose of sharing the outcomes in the international arena.
The nations will include things like agencies of each Governments and relevant entities, as suitable, involved in nuclear and radioactive material safety, in order to make certain that the complete spectrum of perspectives are shared.
Both nations will construct on the international recognition of the GCNEP, and reinforce that the two nations are partners for nuclear and radioactive material safety by jointly establishing and /or delivering trainings and other capacity-creating possibilities for regional and international partners, which includes on the internet content material, the statement added.