Washington - Morocco's contribution to Nuclear Security Summits since 2010 is "pragmatic and highly appreciated", Minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar said here on Friday.
Washington – Morocco’s contribution to Nuclear Security Summits since 2010 is “pragmatic and highly appreciated”, Minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar said here on Friday.
Since the launching of the NSS in 2010, Morocco’s contribution has been “pragmatic”, he told MAP following the end of the summit, underlining the role played by Morocco in strengthening nuclear security’s mechanisms.
Morocco was among the first countries to adopt a national law on the issue and to set up an agency dedicated to issues related to nuclear power and radioactive products, noting that the experience conducted with Spain was praised and show the ability of working along with other countries.
The minister stressed the need of international cooperation to address the issue of “dirty bombs”, adding that the summit also underlined the importance of cooperation between security services and exchanging intelligence to fight terrorism.
The 4th Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington on March 31-April 1.
The Summit brought together fifty countries in the US federal capital and offered the opportunity to examine means and mechanisms to reinforce nuclear security all over the world.
The cycle of nuclear security summits was launched in April 2010 by President Obama. The first summit took place in Washington in 2010 while the second and third were held in Seoul and The Hague in 2012 and 2014 respectively.