Pakistan assures nuclear assets safety

STAFF REPORT ISB: being a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan has evolved effective nuclear security architecture over the years and has developed substantial capacity for nuclear security training. Nuclear Security Training and Support Centres regularly contribute to the global efforts for enhancing nuclear security capacity building.This was the crux of the annual meeting of the International Network for NSSC recently organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Meeting was held for the first time outside the IAEA headquarters.According to a press release, as many as 56 officials representing 29 countries – Afghanistan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Djibouti, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Myanmar, Romania, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Indonesia, UK, Ukraine, USA and Vietnam attended the meeting. Officials of the World Institute of Nuclear Security and IAEA also participated in the event. United States praised Pakistans nuclear engagement with the IAEA. United States Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller has remarked that Pakistans nuclear engagement is excellent for safeguarding its nuclear assets. Pakistan has repeatedly assured that it will not lend its nuclear technology to any other country and its nuclear programme is for its own deterrence and entire world appreciates its impeccable command and control system.

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