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China and Pakistan

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK Government’s position is on the recent Chinese nuclear deal with Pakistan; what assessment she has made on whether the deal has any implications for nuclear proliferation; and if she will make a statement. (115278)

Chinese President Hu visited Pakistan last November. During talks in Islamabad he agreed with his Pakistani counterpart General Pervez Musharraf a number of defence and trade deals, but they stopped short of announcing a new nuclear deal. Instead, they said they would continue working on existing nuclear projects.