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Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani will be visiting the Republic of Korea to attend the Second Nuclear Security Summit being held in Seoul on 26-27 March, 2012. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will accompany the Prime Minister.

The First Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington in April 2010. The Seoul Summit is a follow-up to the Washington Summit. Leaders from 53 countries and heads of four international organizations will attend the meeting. The Summit is aimed at further promoting nuclear security through national actions and international cooperation on a voluntary basis.

The Prime Minister will be among the lead speakers at the inaugural dinner being hosted by the President of South Korea for the heads of state/government participating in the Summit on 26 March 2012. He will apprise the world leaders on the measures implemented by Pakistan to strengthen safety and security of nuclear installations and materials.

The Prime Minister will make a strong case for non-discriminatory access to nuclear technology for peaceful uses, including nuclear power generation, to meet our growing energy and development needs.

Pakistan has four-decade long experience of safe and secure operation of nuclear power plants, a highly trained manpower and a well-established safety and security culture. Pakistan fully qualifies to become a member of the Nuclear Supplier’s Group and other export control regimes on non-discriminatory basis.

On the sidelines of the Nuclear Summit, the Prime Minster will hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of South Korea and other world leaders. He will also meet Chief Executive Officers of major South Korean corporations and media representatives.

23 March 2012

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