Islamabad: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that with decades of experience in using nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, Pakistan was ready to further strengthen partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Talking to IAEA Director General of Yukiya Amano at the PM Office, the premier said that with an extensive experience and expertise in the nuclear field, Pakistan was well placed as a provider of services for various IAEA programmes and activities.
He appreciated the positive role played by the IAEA in the promotion of peaceful use of nuclear technology in Pakistan. Abbasi briefed the IAEA chief about Pakistan’s energy development plans and the significance of nuclear power generation in the energy mix as a clean and environment friendly source of energy. He said Pakistan looks forward to the Agency’s assistance in expanding nuclear power production.
During his stay in Pakistan, the IAEA chief would visit various civilian facilities and installations to inspect the strides made by the country in the application of nuclear technology in agriculture, health, industry, water resource management, environment protection and food safety.