Published On: Mon, Mar 24th, 2014
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Stage sets for NSS-2014 in The Hague today

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ISLAMABAD/HAGUE: The two-day international Nuclear Security Summit 2014 conference (NSS-2014) will begin in The Hague from 24 and 25 March 2014.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will lead the Pakistan delegation and addresses the gathering of world leaders at the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit-2014 (NSS) being held in The Hague today (Monday, 24th March).

According to media reports, PM Nawaz Sharif will lead Pakistan delegation to third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) being held in The Hague on 24th and 25th of this month.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by the Special Assistant Syed Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.

The Prime Minister will address the gathering of world leaders on 24 March. He will be one of the keynote speakers at a meeting on the future of the NSS process the next day. The Prime Minister will enumerate the measures implemented by Pakistan to ensure safety and security of its nuclear facilities and materials.

In line with Pakistan’s commitment to bridging the country’s energy deficit, the Prime Minister will also seek non-discriminatory access for Pakistan to nuclear technology for peaceful uses, including nuclear power generation.

As many as 53 countries including Pakistan and four international organizations have been participating in the Summit and present their stance in defence of their nuclear weapons.

It will be the third edition of the conference, succeeding the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit. Besides 53 world leaders, some 5,000 delegates and some 3,000 journalists are also attending the event.

Nuclear security involves implementing a series of pre-emptive measures to prevent internal and/or external threats directly or indirectly related to nuclear materials, radioactive sources, relevant facilities or other associated activities.

The moot will chart the accomplishments of the past two years, identifying which of the objectives set out in the Washington Work Plan and the Seoul Communiqué have not been met and proposing ways to achieve them.

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