Accepting that Ukraine's expertise in defence technologies is well established and offers synergies with the Indian defence technology base, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that the defence cooperation agreement signed between the two nations establishes a new framework for expanding this cooperation. The Prime Minister also said that he exchanged views on nuclear energy and nuclear safety with visiting Ukraine's President Yanukovych. Singh further said that the discussions between him and President Yanukovych focused on the bilateral commercial relations. As part of his four-day state visit, Yanukovych, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid in New Delhi today. Yanukovych is also scheduled to visit Bangalore and meet business and industry leaders there.