MEXICO CITY, June 9 - India today secured Mexico�s backing in its bid to become member of the NSG as it aggressively scouted for support ahead of a crucial meeting of the 48-nation nuclear trading bloc in Vienna.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced his country�s support to India�s membership for the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) after holding wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a major focus on further deepening cooperation in a range of areas including trade and investment, information technology, energy and space.
�Mexico recognises India�s bid to be part of the NSG. As a country, we are going to be positively and constructively supporting India�s request in recognition of the commitment by Prime Minister Modi to the international agenda of disarmament and non proliferation of nuclear weapons,� Nieto said at a joint media interaction with Modi.
On his part, the Prime Minister thanked the Mexican President for his country�s support and called Mexico an important partner for India�s energy security. He said both the countries have agreed to work and develop a �roadmap of concrete outcomes� to upgrade ties to a strategic partnership. He added: �I thank President Pena Nieto for Mexico�s positive and constructive support for India�s membership of the NSG.�
Modi on Monday visited Switzerland and the European country had announced its support to India�s candidature at the bloc.
A meeting of the NSG later today in Vienna is scheduled to discuss India�s membership application. � PTI