Modi included Switzerland, Mexico in his itinerary

 June 03 2016 at 6:26   323    PM Modi Switzerland Mexico Australia Belgium Brazil Canada China France Germany Ireland Japan Turkey Russia UK

Modi included Switzerland, Mexico in his itinerary

Sources have stated that with the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) calling an "extraordinary" plenary meeting on June 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to have included Switzerland and Mexico in his itinerary as these two countries have expressed strong reservations on India's application for becoming a member of this elite export control regime.

India's interest in joining the NSG the elite group of about 45 countries which control the transfer of high technology in the world and the South Block has decided that the PM should visit these two countries, while he will be in Switzerland on June 6, he will visit Mexico on June 9.

A European diplomat was tracking the negotiations has said the NSG meeting is going to consider both Indian and Pakistani applications, although many have echoed concerns on Pakistan's nuclear proliferation record.

A senior official has stated that in the last two years, Modi has travelled to Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Turkey, Russia, UK and the US. In almost all these countries, one of the issues on the agenda has been soliciting support from these NSG member countries.

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