Germany welcomes India's accession to MTCR

| Updated: May 30, 2017 23:33 IST

Berlin [Germany], May 30 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday welcomed India's accession to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). A joint statement issued by both countries after bilateral delegation-level talks said that both leaders have expressed their commitment to strengthen global non-proliferation efforts. Germany also welcomed India's intensified engagement with the other export control regimes - the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Australia Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement - and expressed its support for India's early accession to these regimes. Both leaders also welcomed the regular holding of annual German-Indian cyber consultations since 2015, geared towards cooperation to strengthen the bilateral cyber relationship as laid out in the Joint Declaration of Intent on German-Indian Cooperation on Cyber Policy. Both sides looked forward to a successful conclusion of the work of the UN Group of Governmental Experts in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security. (ANI)