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Ambassadors/ High Commissioners from four African countries including Tunisia, South Africa, Kenya, and Sudan visited two prestigious institutes of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) namely Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) and Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH) on Thursday.


Mr. Muhammad Naeem (HI, SI), Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) welcomed the diplomats and apprised them about various activities and initiatives being undertaken by PAEC in order to promote use of nuclear science and technology for betterment of human life and environment. The ‘Atoms for Sustainable Development’ approach of the PAEC is also actively leveraging the use of science and technology for socio-economic development of the country and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The dignitaries visited different laboratories, globally acknowledged reference libraries and state of the art facilities at the two institutions of PAEC and appreciated the level of expertise of workforce at the institutes.


Chairman PAEC also extended potential research, technical assistance, and collaboration related partnerships to the visiting diplomats. It was also highlighted that PIEAS is an IAEA collaborating centre and is a peak educational institution offering various study programs to students across the world.


The visit was conducted under the Science Diplomacy initiative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with other stakeholders.


10 December 2021

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