India received crucial support of Mexico in its bid to become member of the NSG ahead of a plenary meeting of the 48-nation bloc whose members are allowed to trade in and export nuclear technology.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced his country’s support to India’s bid for membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) after holding wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on a range of bilateral and global issues. “Mexico supports positively and constructively India’s membership of the NSG,” the Mexican President said at a joint media interaction with Modi. On his part, the Prime Minister thanked Mexico for its support and called the country an important partner for India’s energy security. “We are looking to move beyond buyer-seller relationship and into a long-term partnership… We have agreed to develop a roadmap of concrete outcomes to upgrade our ties to a Strategic Partnership,” said the Prime Minister who arrived here earlier in the day from Washington on the last leg of his five-nation tour.