France calls for positive decision on India’s NSG candidacy
Non-proliferation: India’s candidacy to the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG), Statement by the Spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Paris, 22 June 2016
Strategic partners since 1998, France and India share common goals regarding the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems. These goals were reaffirmed during the visit of the President of the French Republic to India, from 24 to 26 January 2016.
France considers that India’s entry into the four multilateral export control regimes (NSG, MTCR, The Australia Group, The Wassenaar Arrangement) will bolster international efforts on combatting proliferation. India’s participation in these bodies will help better regulate the export of sensitive goods, whether they are nuclear, chemical, biological, ballistic or conventional materials or technologies.
In line with its active and long-standing support to India’s entry to the NSG as a full-fledged member, France calls on its members, who are meeting on 23 June in Seoul, to take a positive decision.