Zahid to attend US summit on nuke security


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 29 Mar 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi leaves for Washington DC today on a working trip to attend the Nuclear Security Summit.

This year’s summit will focus on safeguarding weapons-grade plutonium and uranium to prevent nuclear terrorism.

The summit will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre on March 31 and April 1, his office said a statement issued yesterday.

The summit will issue a communique with participating countries making commitments to strengthen nuclear security, to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism and to secure all vulnerable nuclear material.

The nuclear security summit was first convened in Washington DC in 2010. More than 50 countries, including the United Kingdom, Austra­lia, China, Egypt and Germany, will attend the fourth summit.

During the visit, Dr Ahmad Zahid will have separate meetings with related intelligence agencies, including the deputy secretaries of the US State Department and US Homeland Security. — Bernama

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