Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
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US satisfied with Pakistan nuclear security arrangements

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Hague: United States has expressed satisfaction over Pakistan’s nuclear security arrangements.

This was stated by the US Secretary of State John Kerry in a meeting with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of Third International Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague today (Monday).

Both the leaders discussed bilateral relations and the scheduled withdrawal of ISAF forces from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

Mr. Kerry told Prime Minister Sharif that the United States will continue to work with Pakistan for the elimination of terrorism. The US Secretary State also assured the Pakistani prime minister of cooperation to over energy needs.

Speaking to the media following their meeting, John Kerry said the two countries were “deeply engaged.”

“We have great confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security,” Kerry told reporters.

John Kerry said United States and Pakistan are working together to root-out terrorism from the region. He said US is also cooperating with Pakistan to curb to overcome its energy crisis as US wants a viable and prosperous Pakistani nation.

Kerry said Pakistan-US working group on nuclear proliferation is working and strategic dialogue between the two countries are continuing.

Nawaz Sharif termed the meeting positive and constructive. He said the government is trying to resolve all issues being faced by the country. He said both the countries have been reviewing the decisions taken in the meeting between him and President Obama.

Prime Minister Sharif said: “there are a lot of challenges we are meeting these challenges in Pakistan.”

Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived to attend the two-day nuclear third Nuclear Summit to be held in The Hague.

The summit would be attended by leaders from 53 countries, United Nations, European Union, International Atomic Energy Agency and Interpol.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);