IAEA delegation visits Pakistan to further strengthen ongoing IAEA-Pakistan Nuclear Security Cooperation

Foreign OfficeIAEA delegation visits Pakistan to further strengthen ongoing IAEA-Pakistan Nuclear Security Cooperation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A delegation of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) led by the Head of IAEA’s Nuclear Security Division Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan visited Pakistan from December 4-7, 2019 to further strengthen the ongoing cooperation between Pakistan and IAEA in the field of nuclear security.

The visit was part of IAEA-Pakistan Nuclear Security Cooperation Programme mutually agreed in 2005 with a purpose to enhance the effectiveness of nuclear security regime in Pakistan. The Programme was extended in 2011 to include additional areas of interest. All the activities under this Programme are coordinated by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA).

Raja Adnan visited Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP) and commended the nuclear security measures taken by Pakistan consistent with the IAEA recommendations.

During his visit he also met with the Chairman PNRA Zaheer Ayub Baig and the Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Muhammad Naeem.

In its statement, the Foreign Office said that “Nuclear security is a State’s responsibility and Pakistan has undertaken a range of measures to strengthen it. In addition, Pakistan has been actively participating and contributing in the IAEA efforts to promote nuclear security. Pakistan is not only a beneficiary of nuclear security cooperation with the IAEA but has also been offering various services to the Agency in this area in the form of expertise and participation in different IAEA advisory groups and committees. Pakistan also regularly hosts various international and regional courses in collaboration with the IAEA.”

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