France supports India’s NSG bid, urges members to take positive decision

Paris : Supporting India’s bid for the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) membership , France has called on the other members meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on June 23 to take a positive decision.

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, “France considers that India’s entry into the four multilateral export control regimes (NSG, Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), The Australia Group, The Wassenaar Arrangement) will bolster international efforts on combating proliferation.”

“India’s participation in these bodies will help better regulate the export of sensitive goods, whether they are nuclear, chemical, biological, ballistic or conventional materials or technologies,” the statement added.

The French ministry further said, “Strategic partners since 1998, France and India share common goals regarding the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems. These goals were reaffirmed during the visit of the President of the French Republic to India from 24 to 26 January, 2016.” (ANI)