If Iran and world powers will reach a long-term nuclear deal that ends sanctions against Tehran, it will open the door to deeper cooperation on regional peace and stability and the fight against terrorism, Iran`s president said on Tuesday.
A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations.
India and Australia on Friday inked a significant civil nuclear agreement which will allow Canberra to supply uranium to the energy-starved country even as the two countries discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas of security and trade.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who started his India visit from Mumbai where he arrived early Thursday, paid homage to the 26/11 terror attack victims, addressed business leaders, launched Australian Government's New Colombo Plan in India, and attended felicitation ceremony of young cricketers by Oz cricket greats Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee at Cricket Club of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan Saturday morning on his maiden bilateral visit outside the Indian subcontinent, which is expected to open new vistas in the bilateral ties and take the Strategic and Global Partnership to a higher level.
Australia and India have reached a deal on the much awaited civil nuclear agreement, which will be formally signed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott during his visit to Delhi next month, according to a report on Monday.
Ahead of Modi`s high-profile visit to Japan, India today conveyed to its strategic partner that it was "very keen" on bringing the negotiations on a bilateral civil nuclear deal to its logical conclusion as soon as possible.