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Turkey backs India's membership to NSG: Pranab

On Board Air India One: Oct 7, 2013 PTI 2:01 IST
Turkey has assured India of backing its bid for full membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and will take up the issue with other members of the 47-nation grouping, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.

Returning from his two-nation visit of Belgium and Turkey, Mukherjee, who had flagged the issue during his talks with leaders of both countries, told reporters: “I briefed the Turkish leaders about India’s efforts for full membership of the four export control regimes and stressed on our impeccable record on non-proliferation.

“We agreed that Turkey and India would continue consultations. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu conveyed to me that Turkey would be supportive of India.”
PTI

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