India and Japan today welcomed the establishment of a Nuclear Energy Working Group under the Energy Dialogue in April 2010 to exchange views and information on their respective nuclear energy policies from the energy, economic and industrial perspectives.
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan during their meet here today also welcomed the exchange of information between the nuclear energy industries of the two countries including through business missions.
Both the leaders recognized the importance of promoting cooperation between the two countries' industries in expanding bilateral energy cooperation on a commercial basis, including through the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
Recognizing the importance of rare earths and rare metals for future industries, the two Prime Ministers decided to explore the possibility of bilateral cooperation in development, re-cycling and re-use of rare earths and rare metals and in research and development of their industrial substitutes. (ANI)