New Delhi : Norway today supported India’s bid for securing membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and Nuclear Suppliers Group besides the UN Security Council even as the two countries held wide-ranging talks to boost ties including in security and investments.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Norwegian counterpart, Borge Brende, co-chairing the Joint Commission Meeting here, decided to hold a bilateral dialogue on trade and investments to explore untapped opportunities.

The meeting, the fifth in the series, reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties and explored ways to step up engagement in range of areas. Norway evinced interest in participating in the ‘Make in India’ initiative, smart cities and clean Ganga projects and development of ports, official sources said.

Brende conveyed to Swaraj that Norway supports India’s bid for membership of MTCR, NSG and the UN Security Council. Swaraj also spoke about the role of outgoing MTCR chair, Ronald Waess of Norway. PTI

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