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(2017-05-19) Pakistan and France held a bilateral meeting to discuss issues related to disarmament and non-proliferation in Islamabad on 19th May 2017. The French delegation was headed by Mr. Nicolas Roche, Assistant Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament at French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Pakistan side was led by Ambassador Tasnim Aslam, Additional Secretary (UN&EC).

The two sides had a detailed, constructive and candid exchange of views on a wide range of issues encompassing the state of multilateral disarmament machinery, current trends in the global disarmament discourse and emerging threats to strategic stability at the global level as well as in their respective regions

The Additional Secretary briefed the French delegation on Pakistan’s assessment of the strategic environment in South Asia.

Pakistan side also conveyed interest in exploring possibilities of cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear technology and sought France’s support for Pakistan’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

19 May 2017

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