UAE participates in Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul
His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, participated, along with leaders of over 50 nations in the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul this week. During the Summit, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed announced two initiatives; that the UAE will contribute $1 million dollars towards the expansion and enhancement of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) and in addition, the UAE will host in October 2013 an international conference on strategies and techniques for maintaining continuous control of radioactive sources throughout their life cycle.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, in a statement distributed at the Summit, reiterated that threats related to nuclear security, including the possibility of nuclear terrorism, cannot be seen as specific to any single country, but must be understood as a common threat to all nations of the world. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed called for international cooperation to help put in place the global infrastructure and human capacity needed to ensure the highest standards of nuclear security in all countries. He stressed the important and pivotal role of the International Atomic Energy Agency in promoting nuclear security.
The UAE's participation in the Nuclear Security Summit underlined the nation's growing influence and determination in strengthening the global discussion of nuclear-related issues such as security, safety and non-proliferation.
HH Sheikh Mohammed meets with President Obama ahead of the Summit (AP/Susan Walsh)