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Foreign Minister Dar represents Pakistan at Nuclear Summit in Brussels


Brussel, 21 March 2024(TDI): Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar set off for Brussels on March 20 to participate in the inaugural Nuclear Energy Summit, scheduled to take place on March 21-22, 2024.

This landmark event, jointly hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Belgium, marks a significant milestone in global efforts to address pressing energy challenges through nuclear technology.

As Foreign Minister Dar will lead Pakistan’s delegation at the two-day summit, highlighting Pakistan’s commitment to international collaboration and the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

The summit offers a platform for world leaders to discuss the critical role of nuclear energy in reducing reliance on fossil fuels, enhancing energy security, and fostering economic development.

Bilateral Relations

Moreover, Foreign Minister Dar will engage in bilateral meetings with leaders and foreign ministers from participating countries.

These discussions aim to strengthen Pakistan’s collaboration with the IAEA and develop a shared perspective on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, as highlighted by the Foreign Office.

However, Co-chaired by Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, the Nuclear Energy Summit represents the highest-level meeting exclusively focused on nuclear energy to date.

Furthermore, leaders from around the world will convene to emphasize the importance of nuclear power in achieving climate goals, following its historic inclusion in the Global Stocktake agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in December 2023.

Focus on the Peaceful use of Nuclear Energy

Additionally, the Summit will provide Heads of State and Government with a platform to share their visions on nuclear power’s role in reaching net-zero emissions and promoting sustainable development.

Discussions will also address opportunities and challenges in financing nuclear power projects, building on initiatives such as the IAEA’s Atoms4NetZero.

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In conclusion, the Nuclear Summit in Brussels represents a crucial opportunity for global leaders to advance discussions on the role of nuclear energy in addressing climate change and achieving sustainable development goals.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Dar’s participation underscores Pakistan’s commitment to international cooperation in the field of nuclear energy and its contribution to global efforts for a cleaner and more sustainable future.


The writer is a dedicated graduate student pursuing an MPhil in DSS from NDU Islamabad.

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