India welcomes Aus support for uranium sale
…We welcome this initiative," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said in statement. He said bilateral cooperation in energy sector is one of the important aspects of India`s multi-faceted ties with Australia.
The Minister issued the statement from Frankfurt hours after Labor party backed Prime Minister Julia Gillard`s bold move to overturn a longstanding ban on uranium sale to India.
Krishna is on his way to Bonn to attend Afghan donors` conference. Australia, which has one of the largest known reserves of uranium, has for long barred supply of uranium to India as it is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.