We would be treated at a level similar to the closest allies of the US: Foreign Secretary Jaishankar

| Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 01:13
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FS Jaishankar briefs media on PM Modi and President Obama meet

Washington, D.C.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his fourth visit to United States had a 120-minute meeting with US Premier Barack Obama and discussed a vast range of issues including cyber crime and regional security.
Following PM Modi's and President Barack Obama's meet, India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar briefed media and said, "We hope to finalise the framework for US-India Cyber Relationship in the near term. There were also expressions of welcome of our imminent entry into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). This matter will come up for discussion at the end of this month in South Korea; US has been supportive of this process for some time now."
"We look forward to the acceptance of our application to join Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). We have this commitment to reach 40% target of non-fossil fuel in terms of power generation by 2030."

The Foreign Secretary also said, "US-India Catalytic Solar Finance Program looks to mobilise a large amount from private sector on solar projects. A fair amount of time was spent on how to finance clean energy, as recognition on the big steps India has taken to meet its goals."

"US commitment to bring 2008 Mumbai attackers to justice now extends to Pathankot attack as well. India is being recognised as a major defence partner for the US. We would be treated at a level similar to the closest allies of the US. Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) was done," the foreign secretary said in relation to the Modi-Obama meet. 

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