The massage reads, in part:
“Your meeting agenda includes key issues of strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and the search for optimal tools for combating the threat of nuclear terrorism. These global challenges can be addressed only through joint coordinated actions. To a great extent, their success will determine stability and security on the planet.
At this stage it is of great importance to find effective mechanisms precluding unsanctioned procurement of nuclear materials and technologies. This approach was supported by the recent Nuclear Security Summit and the NPT Review Conference.
The agreements reached must be followed up with tight monitoring of the trafficking in nuclear materials, adherence to the highest security standards in the nuclear industry and the implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism and the amended Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.
We are satisfied to note the growing constructive role of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. The initiative became even stronger over the past year; now it unites 81 states and is firmly moving along the path to practical realisation. We fully expect that the number of its participants, united by shared goals, will continue to steadily increase.
Russia is focused on achieving optimal results at this meeting and continuing active efforts of improving and strengthening the global non-proliferation regime.”
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.