ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Thursday had again been elected as member of Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the next two years.
A Pakistani delegation led by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Chairman Muhammad Naeem attended the election held in a meeting of the agency in Austrian city of Vienna.
Out of 35 members, 11 are elected for a term of two years.
It is a big diplomatic achievement of Pakistan and also recognition of the country s status as a responsible nuclear power state.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.
With its headquarters in Vienna, the IAEA reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.