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EU non-commital on Indo-US nuclear deal

india Updated: Oct 13, 2006 12:16 IST

The European Union (EU) on Thursday said it understood India's increasing energy needs, but gave no commitment on supporting the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal.

The 25-member European Union was, however, making efforts to evolve a common policy on the issue, Finland Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen — whose country holds the EU Chair — said here at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after their talks.

The Indo-US nuclear deal, terrorism, UN reforms and trade ties figured prominently in their parleys.

Noting that as EU Chair, he could not spell out Finland's individual position on the deal, Vanhanen said, "We don't yet have EU's position on the US-India nuclear cooperation... We are trying to get EU's common position."