Washington, Apr 14: Pakistan's commitment towards Nuclear communique and the country's presence at the Nuclear Security Summit impressed US president Barack Obama, who has stated that Pak's involvement will reduce chances of proliferation.
“The fact that Prime Minister (Yusuf Raza) Gilani came here, signed on to a communique, and made a range of commitments that will make it more likely that we don"t see proliferation activities or trafficking occurring out of Pakistan is a positive thing," the president said.
Expressing confidence over the safety of Pakistan"s nuclear arsenal, Obama said, “I feel confident about Pakistan"s security around its nuclear weapons, but that doesn"t mean that there isn"t improvement to make."
On the situation in South Asia with respect to nuclear weapons programmes, the president opined that there was a lot of work to be done in the field.
“I think it"s important to note that every nuclear power, every country that has a civilian nuclear energy programme, has to take better steps to secure these materials. And Pakistan is not exempt from that, but we aren"t, either. That"s I think the goal of this summit, and that was the goal of the communique and the work plan that we put forward," Mr Obama added.