Discriminatory approaches negatively impact South Asia’s stability: Fatemi

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ISLAMABAD, May 17 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi Tuesday said strategic stability in the South Asia was negatively impacted by discriminatory approaches and deviation from established non-proliferation norms.

Tariq Fatemi, in his statement at the Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting held in Geneva, said to ensure South Asia’s long term peace, stability and prosperity, it was essential for the international community to adopt an approach that was even-handed and criteria-based rather than driven by strategic and commercial considerations or political expediency.

“As a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan desires to contribute to global efforts towards non-proliferation and disarmament on an equal footing as a mainstream partner of the international community.”