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बेसिक इंग्लिश का दूसरा सत्र (कक्षा प्रारंभ : 22 अक्तूबर, शाम 3:30 से 5:30)
Foreign Minister of Australia visited India
Nov 19, 2013

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid held talks with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop on ways to enhance cooperation in key areas of civil nuclear ties, anti- terrorism, security and defence among other strategic sectors. 

During the meet Australian government has decided to support India's membership of the NSG. Civil nuclear pacts between the two nations are also likely to be signed soon. The reason for the delay is that Australia is looking for IAEA-plus guarantees from India including commitments that the uranium they sell to India would only be used in the civilian sector while India is reluctant to go beyond its IAEA guarantees. 

Further following agreements were signed during the meet:

a) Amendments on MoU on Customs Cooperation on Mutual Administrative Assistance. The amendments allow both parties to establish Joint Working Group for the effective implementation of the MOU.

b) Statement of Intent between Australia and Nalanda University to progress a three-year arrangement towards a chair of Ecology and Environment Studies at the University. 


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