Foreign ministry mobilizes envoys for support on Pakistan’s NSG application

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ISLAMABAD, June 8 (APP): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday arranged a briefing session for the diplomats based in Islamabad for mobilizing support for Pakistan’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

As part of the ongoing diplomatic efforts, the envoys from NSG
countries were urged to adopt objective and non-discriminatory criteria for the membership of non-NPT states.

Additional Foreign Secretary (United Nations and Economic Coordination) Ambassador Tasnim Aslam in her briefing cautioned against any country’s specific exemptions, which she said would negatively impact strategic stability in South Asia.

The Additional Secretary highlighted the factors which placed Pakistan’s application for NSG membership on solid grounds, including Pakistan’s technical experience, capability and well-established commitment to non-proliferation and nuclear safety and security.

The briefing was attended by a large number of ambassadors and other senior-level representatives.