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Agreement with European Atomic Energy Community

 

Agreement with European Atomic Energy Community

Agreement with European Atomic Energy Community

 

Agreement between Government of India and European Atomic Energy Community for Research and Development Cooperation in the field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

 

The 15th Summit between India and the European Union (EU) was held in virtual format on 15th July 2020. India was represented by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The EU was represented by Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

 

In the Joint Statement issued on the occasion the leaders welcomed the signing of the India-EURATOM Agreement on Research and Development cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

 

On the Indian side the Agreement has been signed by Dr. K. N. Vyas, Secretary DAE and Chairman AEC; on the EU side by Ms. Maria Gabriel, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Education.

 

Agreement with European Atomic Energy CommunityThe leaders endorsed "India-EU Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025” as a common roadmap to guide joint action and further strengthen the India-EU Strategic Partnership over the next five years. One of the action points is to implement the India-EURATOM Agreement on Research and Development cooperation in the field of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

 

The Agreement aims at facilitating research and development cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

 

European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) formed in 1957 aims to pursue nuclear research and training activities with an emphasis on continually improving nuclear safety, security and radiation protection, notably to contribute to the long-term decarbonisation of the energy system in a safe, efficient and secure way. The membership of Euratom includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.