Obama welcomes India's initiative on nuclear safety

Obama welcomes India's initiative on nuclear safety

US President Barack Obama greets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an official welcome ceremony for the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington convention centre on Monday. PTI

"We welcome the announcement of the setting up of the Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership by India. This will be one more tool to establish best practices" in the quest for nuclear safety, Obama said in response to the Prime Minister's announcement at the 47-nation Nuclear Security Summit here.

Manmohan Singh said India visualised the centre to be a state of the art facility based on international participation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other interested foreign partners.

The centre will conduct research and development of design systems that are intrinsically safe, secure, proliferation resistant and sustainable."We would welcome participation in this venture by your countries, the IAEA and the world to make this centre's work a success," he said.

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