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December 12, 1989

CIPHERED TELEGRAM NO. 227, EMBASSY OF HUNGARY IN PAKISTAN TO THE HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY

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    Short report on talks with the chairman of the Pakistani Atomic Energy Commission. Pakistan wants to purchase a nuclear power plant control system from Hungary.
    "Ciphered Telegram No. 227, Embassy of Hungary in Pakistan to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry," December 12, 1989, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Hungarian National Archives (Magyar Országos Levéltár, MOL). XIX-J-1-j Pakistan, 1989, 71. doboz, 119-42, 004299/2/1989. Obtained and translated for NPIHP by Balazs Szalontai. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110617
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I will initiate talks with the chairman of the Pakistani Atomic Energy Commission. During an earlier meeting, said person expressed their interest in obtaining a control system comparable to the one at [the Hungarian nuclear power plant in] Paks.

Our commercial counselor informed me that in the meantime, [the officials in] Paks had been contacted at an appropriate level, and that the Hungarian side was interested in the sale.

In all probability, [the Pakistanis] would like to purchase the control system for the 300-MW power plant to be provided by China.

The purpose of the meeting is to clarify whether the establishment of the power plant would be fully under IAEA supervision or not. Concerning the Indian standpoint on the power plant sale, see [Ciphered Telegraph] No. 219 [sent November 18, 1989].

– 227 – D. –†