Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh met US President George W Bush today at Hotel Windsor Toya, in Toyako, at 7.40 am Japanese standard time.
After the meeting, Dr Singh said that he was very pleased with the state of India’s relationship the United States. He also said that India and the US must stand shoulder to shoulder on pressing issues.
US President Bush said that he and the Indian Prime Minister talked about the nuclear deal and its importance to both the countries. He added that the deal to sell India nuclear fuel and technology is good for both nations, even though it has drawn fire in both countries.
The Indian government will now go through the mandatory procedures with the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Then the Indo-US Nuclear Deal Will be presented for US Presidential determination and US Congressional endorsement of the 123 bilateral enabling agreement to operationalise the deal.