Gilani likely to attend nuclear summit in Washington

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Washington, Mar.3 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is likely to attend an international nuclear summit which is scheduled to be held here from April 12 to 13.

The focus of the conference hosted by President Barack Obama is on securing vulnerable nuclear materials and preventing acts of "nuclear terrorism".

Talking to reporters in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said Pakistan would also send a high-level delegation for the forthcoming meeting but he did not revealed the composition of the delegation.

The White House has invited 44 countries to the summit, though the list of delegates has not been finalised yet, The Dawn reports.

"The purpose of the summit is to discuss steps we can collectively take to secure vulnerable nuclear materials and prevent acts of nuclear terrorism," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs had said earlier. (ANI)

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