Presidential delegation attends nuclear security summit in Hague
Adly Mansour - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A delegation of presidential and foreign ministry officials arrived Wednesday in The Hague, Netherlands to participate in the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), reported Youm7.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) invited interim President Adly Mansour on March 7 to attend the summit, held on March 24 and 25.

The IAEA is developing methods to enhance the security of nuclear material and radioactive sources. The aim of the summit is to approve a new agreement to strengthen international cooperation on securing physical protection of nuclear plants, and to discuss effective measures of securing global radiation, transport and waste safety, according to the NSS website.

Seventy-three countries are scheduled to participate in the summit, along with 58 presidents including U.S. President Barak Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sout Al-Omma reported.

Paul van den IJssel, the ambassador of the Netherlands to Jordan, said the summit aims to issue a joint declaration to reduce the enrichment of uranium for use as nuclear weapons, Shorouk reported.

IJssel said King Abdullah II of Jordan will also participate in the summit, at a press conference held on March 16 at the Dutch embassy’s headquarters in Amman.

Additional reporting by Gamal Gerges.

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