Pakistan’s nuclear program for self-defence, deterrence

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Washington: Pakistan’s nuclear program is for self-defence and deterrence and is aimed to preserve strategic stability in the region.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said this while speaking to reporters on the eve of Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

He said Pakistan’s nuclear program is fully secured and there has not been a single breach.

He said steps taken by Pakistan for the safety and security of its nuclear material and facilities have been praised and acknowledged by the United States as well as International Atomic Energy Agency.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi held a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister in Washington on the side-lines of Nuclear Security Summit.

Matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation and mutual interest were discussed during the meeting.

Tariq Fatemi represents Pakistan at the summit

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