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Nuclear security and safety is need of time:PM

New Delhi, Sat, 24 Mar 2012 NI Wire

To take part in the Nuclear Security Summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for Seoul where he will join with world's 57 top leaders. During his visit, PM will meet with US President Barack Obama to discuss the global threat posed by nuclear terrorism and the measures required to prevent terrorists from gaining access to sensitive nuclear material and technologies.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that India is expanding its nuclear power programme to diversify its energy mix and enhance energy security. In order to retain public support for harnessing the benefits of nuclear energy, we must be able to assure them of the highest levels of nuclear security and safety. He called for maintaining the highest levels of nuclear security and safety as it is made for public support and harnessing the benefits of atomic energy.

Prime Minister insisted that after the Fukushima accident in Japan last year, nuclear security and safety is of more important.

During his visit, Prime Minister talk with South Korean leader will also be of high priority to undertake a comprehensive review of relations between both the countries. PM has stressed that South Korea is being a strategic partner and an important pillar of India's Look East policy.

(With inputs from IANS)

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