Diplomatic: (Pakistan accords highest importance to nuclear safety, security: Foreign Secretary)November 30, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan accords highest importance to nuclear safety and security and is fully meeting its obligations in this regard.
He was talking to Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mr Yukiya Amano in Vienna. The Foreign Secretary appreciated IAEA’s unique role in promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear technology through its Technical Cooperation Programme.
Director General Amano expressed satisfaction with the implementation of IAEA Safeguards in Pakistan. He further appreciated the nuclear safety and security record of Pakistan. During meeting with his Austrian counterpart, Dr. Michael Linhart, foreign secretary said Pakistan’s nuclear policy rests on the twin pillars of restraint and responsibility.
The Foreign Secretary briefed the Austrian side on notable gains achieved by Pakistan in the counterterrorism campaign. The two sides expressed satisfaction at the positive trajectory of bilateral relations, emphasizing the need for enhanced trade and investment.