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Pakistan elected to Board of Governors of IAEA


Pakistan was elected Friday to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against the regional seat reserved for the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region.

Pakistan was the consensus candidate of MESA. Pakistan’s election took place by acclamation at the 53rd regular session of the IAEA General Conference which is underway in Vienna from 14 – 18 September 2009. Pakistan will now commence its seventeenth (17th) two-year term on the IAEA Board, says a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

Pakistan’s election to the Board of Governors is a recognition of its long standing commitment to the aims and objectives of the IAEA. It has pursued peaceful uses of nuclear technology, in particular nuclear power generation. Pakistan has traditionally played an active role in the Agency. During this term Pakistan will work closely with the Agency and fellow member states for further development of peaceful nuclear energy at the national, regional and international levels.

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