Pakistan hints at sharing nuclear technology expertise with developing countries
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Muhammad Azam Khan Swati Thursday said with more than four decades of experience in utilizing nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes, Pakistan stood ready to share its expertise with other developing countries through the IAEA’s platform.
He, who is leading Pakistan’s delegation at the first-ever Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology, organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna from November 28 to 30, was speaking to a conference, a Foreign Office press release said.
The minister highlighted Pakistan’s achievements in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in fields such as power generation, health, industry and agriculture.
He appreciated the IAEA’s contribution in promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear technology which could help in achieving sustainable development and mitigating climate change.
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Muhammad Naeem and Ambassador of Pakistan in Vienna Mansoor Ahmed Khan are also attending the conference.
Pakistan is one of the founding members of the IAEA and has been regularly serving on its board of governors.