Canada India Foundation Congratulates Governments of Canada and India on Civil
Nuclear Agreement Milestone
TORONTO, April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - CanadaIndia Foundation (CIF), a not-for-profit
public policy organization committed to strengthening of CanadaIndia
relations, congratulated the Governments of Canada and India for signing the
Appropriate Arrangement pursuant to the CanadaIndia Nuclear Cooperation
Agreement, which will take effect as soon as the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
is brought to force by the two countries.
Welcoming the achievement of this significant milestone in the Nuclear
Cooperation Agreement, Barj S. Dhahan, Chair, CanadaIndia Foundation, said
"CIF has been a consistent vocal champion of the civil nuclear agreement
between Canada and India and had made it the primary policy recommendation at
the CanadaIndia Energy Forum organized by CIF in 2009". "It is significant
that the announcement of the signing of the Appropriate Arrangement was made
by Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, Honourable Joe Oliver, at the
headquarters of Cameco Corporation, whose then-CEO, Mr. Gerald Grandey had
been a key speaker and participant at the CanadaIndia Energy Forum", he said.
"Both Canada and India will benefit greatly when the Nuclear Cooperation
Agreement is finally in force, with greater assurance of energy security for
India and jobs for Canadians, generated through Canadian technology" added Mr.
Rahul Shastri, National Convenor of CIF. "The nuclear cooperation potential
was a key reason behind CIF's recommendation of a rethinking of the bilateral
trade target for Canada and India to a figure greater than $15 billion, as
stated in its submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on
International Trade in November 2012" he added.
CanadaIndia Foundation (CIF) is a national, non-profit, non-partisan,
non-governmental organization formed to foster support for stronger bi-lateral
relations between Canada and India; to educate Canadians on the changing face
of India; and to increase the participation of Indo-Canadians in the public
policy process in Canada.
For information about Canada India Foundation, visitwww.canadaindia.org. For
more details, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 779-5237
SOURCE: Canada India Foundation
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