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Nuclear terrorism battle backed

Update: May, 28/2013 - 09:37

MEXICO CITY (VNS)— Viet Nam supports all activities carried out under the framework of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) and related working groups.

This was stated by the country's delegation at the eighth plenary session of the GICNT, held on May 26-27 in Mexico with the participation of representatives from 85 countries and four international organisations.

During the event, Vietnamese delegates praised the initiative's success in connecting members of the international community to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism.

The delegation emphasised the leading role of the United Nations in the war on terror, as well as the central role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in nuclear safety-related issues and international cooperation.

Members also highlighted the importance of providing technical assistance to developing countries.

Viet Nam has approved the supplementary protocol of the Treaty on Nuclear Safety, necessary documents to join IAEA's Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the supplementary protocol of the convention.

Apart from the recent actions to prevent nuclear terrorism, the country continues to improve legal policies concerning nuclear security, the delegation stressed..

Initiated by the US and Russia in 2005 in St. Petersburg, the GICNT aims to encourage inter-governmental cooperation in related matters enshrined in the international treaties on nuclear terrorism counter, especially the Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, Convention on Counter-Nuclear Terrorism and related resolutions issued by the UN Security Council. Viet Nam joined the initiative in April 2010. — VNS

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