Blair welcomes Indo-US N-deal

Britain has welcomed the agreement on civil nuclear co-operation reached between George Bush and Manmohan Singh.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 18:44 IST

Britain has welcomed the agreement on civil nuclear co-operation reached between US President George Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Commenting on the deal British Prime Minister Tony Blair said, "I believe that the deal can make a significant contribution to energy security, development, economic and environmental objectives for India and the international community, as well as represent a net gain for the non-proliferation regime."

The UK has strongly supported the initiative from its inception and has been actively involved throughout.

"We look forward to continuing to work closely with the US and India, and with partners in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and elsewhere on the detail of this important issue, " Blair said.

First Published: Mar 03, 2006 12:14 IST