Seoul to hold nuclear terrorism summit

January 18, 2012
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NEW DELHI, India – Officials from 49 countries held a preparatory meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday (January 17th) in advance of a nuclear terrorism summit that will be held March 26-27 in Seoul.

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    "The main objective of the nuclear summit process has been to focus high-level global attention on the threat posed by nuclear terrorism," Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said, "Security of nuclear materials is fundamentally a national responsibility, but there is considerable scope for international cooperation to strengthen nuclear security objectives and standards."

    The United Nations, Interpol, European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency would all attend the Seoul summit, he said, according to AFP.

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