US expresses satisfaction over Pakistan’s nuclear security arrangements

Eurasia News

THE HAGUE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the US Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting in The Hague on Monday on the sidelines of third International Nuclear Security Summit, during which both the leaders discussed bilateral relations and the scheduled withdrawal of ISAF forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

During the meeting, the US Secretary of State expressed satisfaction over Pakistan’s nuclear security arrangements.

Kerry said that the US and Pakistan are working together to root-out terrorism from the region. He said that the United States is also cooperating with Pakistan to curb to overcome its energy crisis as the US wants a viable and prosperous Pakistani nation.

The US Secretary of State said that said Pakistan-US working group on nuclear proliferation is working and strategic dialogue between the two countries are continuing.

The Pakistani premier termed the meeting positive and constructive. He said that the government is trying to resolve all issues being faced by the country.

The prime minister said that both the countries have been reviewing the decisions taken in the meeting between him and President Barack Obama.

The two-day Nuclear Security Summit began in The Hague, aimed at promoting nuclear security through voluntary national actions and international cooperation.

Sharif who is representing Pakistan at the conference in the Dutch city will highlight security measures taken by Pakistan to protect nuclear installations, and plans to use the technology for development purposes.

The prime minister will also stress for provision of civil nuclear technology to Pakistan for overcoming energy crisis.

The summit is being attended by 58 world leaders including US President Barrack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Mekel. ​