Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
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PM arrives in The Hague: attends Nuclear Security Summit

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AMSTERDAM: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived here Monday to attend third Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry are also part of the Pakistani delegation.

The third International Nuclear Security Summit has begun in the Hague will focus peaceful use of nuclear technology and protecting nuclear weapons from terrorists.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who is representing Pakistan at the conference in the Dutch city will highlight security measures taken by Pakistan to protect nuclear installations, and plans to use the technology for development purposes.

Nawaz Sharif will also stress for provision of civil nuclear technology to Pakistan for overcoming energy crisis.

The Summit is being attended by 58 world leaders including US President Barrack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Mekel.

World leaders should be free on Tuesday to discuss securing the world’s stocks of nuclear material to prevent a group like Al-Qaeda acquiring a nuclear or so-called ‘dirty’ bomb of conventional explosives wrapped in radioactive material.

South Korea, which hosted the 2012 NSS, the Netherlands and the US want to draw together best practice guidelines approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency for nuclear safety and security in a package that countries attending the summit can sign up to, although this is not expected to be included in the final statement.

Nuclear security is central to Obama’s political legacy and in 2009 he called nuclear proliferation “one of the greatest threats to international security”.

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