The message reads, in part:
“Over these years, the Global Initiative has earned solid recognition as an effective mechanism for multilateral cooperation in nuclear security. It serves as a platform for the 86 partner countries and the five international organisations with official observer status to exchange the latest developments in ensuring the security of nuclear materials, preventing trafficking in these materials and protecting them from terrorists.
The International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism and the Convention on Physical Security of Nuclear Material and the 2005 Amendment to the Convention, and UN Security Council Resolution 1540 all create a reliable legal base for the Global Initiative’s work. Russia is firmly committed to these documents’ provisions and calls on all countries to follow their spirit and letter with consistence.
We reaffirm our desire to continue working closely with our partners in the Global Initiative in the interests of effectively preventing threats in the nuclear area”.