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Press Release on signing the Agreement on Arrangements and Procedures for Reprocessing.

Washington, DC
        
The Ambassador of India H.E. Ms. Meera Shankar and the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs of the United States H.E. Mr. William Burns, today signed the Agreement on Arrangements and Procedures for Reprocessing.  This is pursuant to Article 6(iii) of the "Agreement for Cooperation concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy" between India and the United States and carries forward the commitment made by the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh and the President of the United States Mr. Barack Obama,  to fully implement the India-U.S. Civil Nuclear Agreement.  

            The signing of the Agreement is a significant step which highlights the strong relationship and growing cooperation between India and the United States.  It enables reprocessing by India of U.S.-obligated nuclear material under IAEA safeguards and will facilitate participation by U.S. firms in India’s rapidly expanding civil nuclear energy sector.