Pakistan, India memeberships on agenda as NSG meeting begins in Seoul
The representatives of as many as forty-eight nuclear supplier states are attending the annual meeting.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of 48 nuclear supplier countries that seeks to contribute to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of two sets of Guidelines for nuclear exports and nuclear-related exports.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) works on the basis of consensus to deal with matters such as on matters such as the review of the NSG Guidelines, addition of new members and the NSG Procedural Arrangement.
Last week, expressing confidence that Pakistan would be included in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that if New Delhi secured entry into the NSG, Pakistan would also do the same as it had stronger credentials for membership.
In an interview with Dawn News, Aziz said the 48-nation club should define a uniform criteria to welcome states who have not signed the non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
The adviser said that Islamabad had engaged several NSG members at the diplomatic level and gathered support for the criteria-based approach for inclusion.
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