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* Sri Lanka, India discuss comprehensive civil nuclear cooperation
Tue, May 6, 2014, 07:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 06, Colombo: The second round of talks between India and Sri Lanka on comprehensive civil nuclear cooperation was held on 5-6 May 2014 in Colombo.

The discussions were held in a warm, friendly and cordial manner on the draft text of a comprehensive Agreement on Bilateral Civil Nuclear Cooperation, Indian High Commission in Colombo said in a statement.

It was agreed that the next meeting would be held in India in the second half of 2014 to take forward the issues under discussion.

The Indian Delegation was led by Amandeep Singh Gill, Joint Secretary (Disarmament) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and included representatives from the Department of Atomic Energy of India.

The Sri Lankan Delegation was led by Mrs. Dhara Wijayatilake, Secretary, Ministry of Technology and Research, Government of Sri Lanka and included representatives from the Atomic Energy Authority and the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka.

The two sides held the first round of talks on comprehensive civil nuclear cooperation in New Delhi in October 2012.

During the first round of talks, both countries agreed to work towards a comprehensive Agreement on Bilateral Civil Nuclear Cooperation.

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