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Peace initiatives to enhance trade, economic potential of region


WASHINGTON:(APS)APRIL 1,2016-Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has reiterated Pakistan’s firm resolve to continue efforts to eliminate terrorism.

Talking to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, he said terrorism poses a common threat to both Pakistan and China.

He said Pak-China all-weather friendship and strategic partnership have been further strengthened through numerous bilateral projects, particularly China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The Special Assistant said CPEC will  contribute to the economic development and prosperity of the entire region particularly  Pakistan and China.

Outlining the Prime Minister’s vision for  greater regional connectivity, Tariq Fatemi said numerous initiatives taken by Pakistan for peace and stability will enhance economic and trade potential of the region.

The Chinese Foreign Minister reaffirmed the commitment of his country for early completion of CPEC related initiatives.

 Issues pertaining to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation also came under discussion.

Meanwhile, Tariq Fatemi also held a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.Cooperation in economy, defence, and other areas of bilateral interest came under discussion.

Views were also exchanged on matters of regional and international importance, including issues regarding disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.

Pakistan says it has an effective emergency response mechanism, including a nuclear emergency management system, to ensure safety of nuclear materials.

This was stated by Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi while addressing a dinner hosted by President Obama in Washington.

He said a Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Support Centre and a Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Coordination Centre work round-the-clock.

Tariq Fatemi said nuclear materials must never fall into wrong hands. This is a global concern, which Pakistan fully shares.

He said radioactive sources are being employed everywhere in the private sector, hospitals, industry and research.

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant said emergency preparedness and response constitutes effective deterrence against malicious acts. This requires significant training efforts, including those by nuclear security centres developed by states.

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