WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) --
A date will soon be set for nuclear energy talks
between Namibia and India, Namibia’s information minister said
Namibia and India
have a 2009 agreement on the supply of uranium to be used on
nuclear energy, which is not implemented because India is not a
signatory to the United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation
India declined to
sign the 1970 treaty in 1995.
The decision to
engage India, according to information minister Tjekero Tweya,
was made Tuesday by the Cabinet.
that Namibia will only export uranium to India for use in a
comes four months after Indian President Pranab Mukherjee met
his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on June 16.
During the meeting,
Geingob promised Mukherjee that he would look into legal ways by
which Namibia can supply uranium to India.
According to Tweya,
the Cabinet asked the mines ministry to come up with suitable
dates for convening a meeting with India’s technical team on how
to operationalize the agreement.
It was also agreed
during Mukherjee’s visit that India will have to send technical
atomic energy experts to help with issues affecting uranium
The move to have
Indian atomic energy experts was necessitated by the fact that
Namibia is a signatory to the African Union members that are
against dealing with non-Nuclear Proliferation Treaty
Tweya did not say
whether these experts were sent to Namibia.