India's PM welcomes uranium trade with Australia

India's PM welcomes uranium trade with Australia

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says the removal of the uranium exports ban, allowing trade between Australia and India, has strengthened the relationship between the 2 countries.

The Federal Government lifted the ban last year on uranium exports to India, which hasn’t signed nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has just wrapped up a 3 day tour of the country, where both leaders have agreed to start negotiations on a nuclear safeguards agreement, that should see stipulations as to where Australian uranium can be used in India, according to the Prime Minister.

The leaders have also agreed to annual bi-lateral talks in either Australian or India or on the sidelines of an International conference such as the G20 summit.  

Ms Gillard has wrapped up her 3 day tour of India and will return to Australia today.

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