Mexico backs Indian bid to join nuclear suppliers’ non-proliferation body

6/9/2016 Reuters

9085212846_3cb274caea_bMexico supports India’s efforts to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday, in a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diplomatic push to end his country’s isolation over its nuclear arms program.

India’s bid to join the NSG is due to be discussed at a plenary session of the 48-member group in Vienna on Thursday.

“Mexico recognizes India’s interest in joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group,” Pena Nieto said, with Modi at his side at the Mexican president’s Los Pinos residence. “As a country we have a positive and constructive backing for this.”

India is also poised to join the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) after talks this week between Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

Both groups would give India greater access to research and technology, but China has so far blocked India´s accession to the NSG.

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