Nuclear Security Summit 2014 ends with joint communique

All participant states including Turkey reaffirm their commitment on nuclear disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful use of nuclear energy, the communique says.

Nuclear Security Summit 2014 ends with joint communique

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Nuclear Security Summit 2014 held in The Hague, the Netherlands on March 24- 25 has ended with a joint declaration by all 53 participant countries including Turkey and four international organizations.

The 36-article joint communique says the nations are committed to nuclear disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation and the use of nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes.

The communique requires that the states minimize their stocks of highly enriched uranium and to keep their stockpile of separated plutonium to the minimum level.

As stated in the communique, the summit focused on efforts to tighten nuclear security and prevent terrorists, criminals and all other unauthorized actors from acquiring nuclear materials that could be used in nuclear weapons.

"Achieving this objective remains one of the most important challenges in the years to come," it adds.

The communique also says nation states are responsible for better international cooperation.

"International cooperation fosters the capacity of States to effectively combat nuclear terrorism or other criminal threats," it says.

The next Nuclear Security Summit will be hosted by the United States in 2016, according to the communique.

Held every two years, the summit was launched in 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Last Mod: 26 Mart 2014, 11:22
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