Islamabad, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today received the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr. Yukiya Amano, in his office today. During the meeting various issues related to cooperation between Pakistan and IAEA were discussed. The Prime Minister appreciated the positive role played by the IAEA in the promotion of peaceful uses of nuclear technology in Pakistan.
The Prime Minister observed that Pakistan, which has decades of experience in the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, was ready to further strengthen its partnership with the Agency and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals worldwide. With extensive experience and expertise in the nuclear field, Pakistan is well placed as a provider of services in various IAEA programmes and activities.
The Prime Minister briefed Mr. Amano about Pakistan’s energy development plans and the significance of nuclear power generation in the energy mix as a clean and environment friendly source of energy. Pakistan looks forward to the Agency’s assistance in expanding nuclear power production. During his stay in Pakistan, the Director General of the IAEA will be visiting various civilian facilities and installations in Pakistan to see for himself the strides made by Pakistan in the application of nuclear technology in areas such as agriculture, health, industry, water resource management, environment protection and food safety.
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