FO Pak-US discuss security, non-proliferation issues

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Islamabad: Pakistan and United States of America USA discussed Security, Strategic Stability, and Non-proliferation issues here Monday.

Additional Secretary for United Nations and Economic Coordination, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, and Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, Co-chaired the Pakistan-US Security, Strategic Stability, and Non-proliferation SSS&NP Working Group in Islamabad.

The delegations had a productive exchange of views on issues of mutual importance including international efforts to enhance nuclear security, and peaceful applications of nuclear energy.

The participants also shared views on non-proliferation challenges as well as on the multilateral regimes on chemical and biological weapons, exports controls, and the importance of regional stability and security.

The delegations reaffirmed that the SSS&NP Working Group remains an invaluable forum for discussing these issues of critical mutual importance and looked forward to continuing the process.

This meeting is part of a continuing dialogue on a range of issues related to the bilateral relationship.

The Economic and Finance Working Group was held in Washington on November 30, the Defense Consultative Group on December 34 in Islamabad, and the Energy Working Group in Islamabad on December 7.