Press Advisories

1. 4. 2016 1:53

Nuclear Security Summit opens with dinner hosted by President Obama, with Prime Minister Sobotka attending on behalf of the Czech Republic

Příjezd premiéra Bohuslava Sobotky na večeři podávanou prezidentem Barackem Obamou, 31. března 2016.
On Thursday 31 March 2016, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended a gala evening hosted at the White House by President Barack Obama.
On Thursday 31 March 2016, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended a gala evening hosted at the White House by President Barack Obama. The dinner marked the official opening of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC.

This was a working dinner where the main topic of conversation was how security threats to nuclear safety were perceived. On Friday, the Nuclear Security Summit will continue with a plenary session, lunch and a closing panel discussion.

Central to the Washington Summit are discussions on the opportunities available to prevent nuclear terrorism by means of effectively securing nuclear material around the world, entailing the introduction of efficient national measures and reinforced international cooperation. The Summit will assess compliance with existing commitments in the realm of nuclear safety and the prevention of nuclear terrorism, as assumed at previous summits, and will adopt new ones. It will also spearhead the transition from the series of four summits held thus far to a more permanent mechanism for the further development of the nuclear security agenda at five international organisations.

The meeting will yield a joint communiqué in which the states will underline their responsibility for the security of nuclear material and nuclear installations in their territories and will make the commitment, inter alia, to intensify their cooperation in the security thereof.

Representatives of 53 countries and four international organisations were invited to the Summit in Washington, DC. Most of the delegates are from countries that use nuclear materials and are actively involved in international cooperation in nuclear security. 

print article   email   facebook   twitter