Beijing, Nov 14: Chi on Monday gave a cautious welcome to the civil nuclear deal between India and Japan, hoping it would strengthen the effectiveness of global nuclear non-proliferation regime. “With regard to nuclear agreement signed between India and Japan on nuclear energy, we believe that on the promise absorbing intertiol nuclear non-proliferation, all countries are entitled to the peaceful use of nuclear energy,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.
“At the same time, the relevant cooperation should be conducive to safeguard the authority and effectiveness of the intertiol nuclear non-proliferation regime,” Geng added. During the recent Prime Minister rendra Modi’s visit to Japan, the two countries sealed a historical nuclear deal under which Tokyo would provide civil nuclear technology. The cooperation would end if India goes for nuclear tests.
On India and Japan issuing a joint statement on the South Chi Sea, Geng said both countries should respect the efforts made by other countries to maintain peace and stability in the contested waters. “Under the concerted efforts of the countries in the region including Chi, the situation in the South Chi Sea is developing in a positive direction,” Geng said at a press conference. (IANS)