Pakistan’s Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi addressed the Nuclear Security Summit during lunch and clarified that Pakistan’s nuclear security was extremely effective. Fatemi also elaborated on his point by stating that Pakistan was complying with the regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
“Pakistan’s nuclear assets are in safe hands,” he said during his speech. He also stated that Pakistan’s command and control system regarding its nuclear program was secure. Fatemi also met with United States President Barack Obama at the summit.
Earlier, United States President Barack Obama had also addressed the Nuclear Security Summit and stated that world leaders were of the view that terrorists should not get access to nuclear weapons. He also reiterated the demand to fight terrorism united regardless of colour, cast or ethnicity. Obama also emphasized that there was a need to battle cyber terrorism and more cooperation was needed to achieve that.
“Islamic State can be defeated through a better strategy,” he said.
Obama also called upon India and Pakistan to assure everyone that they would not cross boundaries with regard to a nuclear arms race. This was the American President’s last Nuclear Security Summit, which is a global event held to forward propositions against nuclear proliferation and terrorism.