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Pakistan and United States discuss Security, Strategic Stability and Non-proliferation issues

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Islamabad, December 10, 2012 (PPI-OT): 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 and NP) Working Group in Islamabad on December 10.

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 and 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 3-4 in Islamabad, and the Energy Working Group in Islamabad on December 7.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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