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March 12, 2018
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Pakistan looks forward to strengthen partnership with IAEA

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said with decades of experience in the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, Pakistan was ready to further strengthen partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency and contribute towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals worldwide.

Talking to Director General of IAEA Yukiya Amano here at the PM Office, the Prime Minister said, with an extensive experience and expertise in the nuclear field, Pakistan was well placed as a provider of services for various IAEA programmes and activities.

During the meeting issues related to cooperation between Pakistan and IAEA were discussed.

The prime minister appreciated the positive role played by the IAEA in the promotion of peaceful uses of nuclear technology in Pakistan. Abbasi briefed the IAEA Chief about Pakistan’s energy development plans and the significance of nuclear power generation in the energy mix as a clean and environment friendly source of energy. He said Pakistan looks forward to the Agency’s assistance in expanding nuclear power production.

During his stay in Pakistan, the Director General of the IAEA would visit various civilian facilities and installations to see for himself the strides made by the country in the application of nuclear technology in agriculture, health, industry, water resource management, environment protection and food safety.

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