Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday said the government committee will meet the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) for direct talks on Tuesday.
This statement was made by Sharif at the two-day third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague in the Netherlands with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Dawn online reported.
Sharif said the committee representing the Pakistan government will visit the Pakistani province of North Waziristan Tuesday to hold direct talks with the TTP. The report, however, did not mention the exact location for the direct talks.
Meanwhile, the US on Monday said it has ‘great confidence’ in Pakistan’s nuclear security as global leaders from across the world met in The Hague to discuss the issue of non-proliferation of atomic weapons.
“We affirmed recently and we reaffirm that we have great confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security,” Secretary of State John Kerry said after a meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of Third International Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.
The West has feared that Pakistan’s nuclear assets were in danger of falling into the hands of terrorists if terrorism was not controlled in the country.
The Taliban attack in August 2012 on the Kamra military air base in Pakistan reignited concerns about the threat that terrorists could pose to the security of the Pakistani nuclear arsenal.