Thursday, February 9

MTCR: (Dual-use of nuclear technologies right of developing countries: Pakistan)

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) led by Co-Chairs from Ireland and Iceland visited Pakistan and held discussions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pakistan side was led by Director General, Strategic Export Control Division Dr Zafar Ali, Both sides exchanged views on export control measures and the latest political as well as technical development in this area.

The Director General briefed the delegation about full compatibility of Pakistan’s measures with the best international standards and coverage of items and technologies controlled by the MTCR.

Reaffirming Pakistan’s continuing commitment to the goals of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery means, the Pakistani side underlined that control measures should not impinge on the developing countries’ legitimate right of access to dual-use technologies for socio-economic progress.