Egypt to take part in Nuclear Security Summit in Washington: statement
A Photo shows world leaders attended the Nuclear Security Summit 2014. NSS2014 Facebook page.

CAIRO: A delegation from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry is set to head for Washington later this month to take part in the fourth Nuclear Security Summit scheduled for March 31-April 1, state owned news agency MENA reported Thursday.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will most likely head the Egyptian delegation during the meetings of the summit, foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid was quoted by MENA.

He said that Egypt’s participation in the summit at the level of the foreign minister reflects “the importance the country attaches to the nuclear security.”

More than 56 countries and international organizations are set to attend this year’s summit. It aims at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe, to improve worldwide nuclear security by enhancing cooperation and to make concrete agreements aimed at better securing nuclear materials and facilities, according to the summit website.

The first summit was held in Washington, D.C. in 2010, the second was held in Seoul, South Korea in 2012 while the third summit was held in the Netherlands in 2014.

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