India and Libya have concluded a pact which provides for co-operation on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
India and Libya have concluded a pact which provides for co-operation on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The agreement was signed in New Delhi by the visiting Vice-President of Libya, Major Abdul Salam Jalloud, and Indian Prime Minister, Morarji Desai. Major Jalloud is the first Libyan leader to visit India, and the agreement he signed with Mr Desai covers industrial, technical and scientific co-operation.
SYNOPSIS: One of India's major nuclear energy installations is situated near Bombay. It is called the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre -- also known as BARC. On Monday (24 July) Major Jalloud arrived for a tour of the installation, accompanied by Indian officials and Industries Minister George Fernandes.
The pact signed by Major Jalloud and Mr. Desai will allow Libyan students and scientists to study nuclear science in India. The two countries have also agreed on set up a joint power generation company, and a joint economic commission will meet at least once a year, alternately in Tripoli and New Delhi.
Major Jalloud ??? keen interest in the nuclear research being carried out at BARC. He was particularly impressed by the Food Irradiation Department, where produce, such as wheat, is preserved by means of nuclear irradiation.
The two countries may also launch agricultural projects in India aimed at providing food for export to Libya and other countries.