The message reads, in part:
“This year is the fifth anniversary of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. It has been joined by 82 countries, making up a representative forum actively discussing and implementing measures to prevent the threat of nuclear terrorism.
I hope that now these efforts will be even more systemic and practical. In particular, we believe it is especially important to improve safekeeping and control of nuclear materials, ensure physical security at nuclear facilities, and strengthen our potential to counter terrorist attacks involving nuclear materials. In light of the recent tragic events in Japan, the issue of mitigating the consequences of nuclear power facility accidents is of prime significance.
It is important that member states of the Global Initiative coordinate their activities under the guidance of respective international organisations, International Atomic Energy Agency in the first instance.
Russia is committed to maintain constructive dialogue to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime and prevent the threat of nuclear terrorism.”
The Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism was launched jointly by the Presidents of Russia and the United States in July 2006 during the G8 Summit in St Petersburg.