Pak president Nawaz Sharif to attend nuclear summit in Washington
| Monday, February 1, 2016 - 17:07
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lead his country at a nuclear summit in March in which the outgoing Obama administration is likely to reach some understanding with recognised and unrecognised nuclear states to control proliferation, a local media report said on Monday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will also be among the leaders expected to attend the meeting, Dawn reported.
US President Barack Obama will host the fourth and the final Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) on April 1 in Washington.
Leaders from 50 countries and international organisations will participate.
In October, in a meeting held between the Pakistan president and his US counterpart, the two leaders had committed that they would work together to ensure the success of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.
An interaction with Pakistani community in Los Angeles had also taken place when Pakistan Foreign Secretary Chaudhary visited the states. The foreign secretary is scheduled to attend a community event on Monday at Houston.