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Mr. Tero Varjoranta, Deputy Director General (Safeguards) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on the Foreign Secretary today (19 January). Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) also attended the meeting. Various issues of mutual interest encompassing Pakistan-IAEA cooperation especially in the ‘Safeguards’ domain were discussed during the meeting.

Sharing an overview of safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear programme with the visiting dignitary, the Foreign Secretary mentioned that Pakistan attached the highest priority to the safety and security of its nuclear programme. He highlighted Pakistan’s unblemished record of nuclear safety. The DDG appreciated Pakistan-IAEA cooperation and conveyed the Agency’s satisfaction at implementation of safeguard measures by Pakistan.

The DDG praised Pakistan’s active and positive role at the IAEA. Pakistan has been actively contributing to the Agency­­’s work as member of the IAEA Board of Governors on numerous occasions. Pakistan is also among the leading recipients of IAEA’s technical assistance.

19 January 2015

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