Washington: Indian-American US lawmaker Ami Bera has praised India ratifying an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreement that will open its civilian nuclear programme to unannounced spot inspections.
"I am pleased with India`s significant step in ratifying an International Atomic Energy Agency agreement that will open its civilian nuclear programme to unannounced spot inspections," Congressman Bera said during a Congressional hearing.
"As we move forward, it`s important to continue to have an open dialogue with the Indian government about issues like liability concerns so we can tackle India`s energy needs and open their energy market to US companies. That will benefit both our countries` economies," he said.
"With a new government in India, we have an opportunity to work together to continue our partnership and strengthen our economic relationship. We should make sure that as we encounter challenges, we maintain open channels of communication to find solutions that benefit both our great nations," Bera said.
Representing Sacramento County from California in the US House of Representatives, Bera is the third-ever and the only Indian-American Congressman in the current Congress.
Born and raised in California, Bera is a physician.