Deputy PM attends Nuclear Security Summit

Friday, 2016-04-01 11:15:07
 Font Size:     |        Print
 

Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh attends the event in Washington DC on March 31 (local time). (Credit: VNA)
 Font Size:     |  

NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended a working dinner marking the opening of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC on March 31 (local time).

>>> Vietnam, US seek ways to enhance bilateral partnership

The working dinner, hosted by US President Barack Obama, saw conversations surrounding threats to nuclear safety that were joined by leaders from 50 countries worldwide.

The Nuclear Security Summit, scheduled for March31-April 1, aims to bring the international community closer in coping with threats posed by nuclear terrorism globally.

It also serves as a forum for the world leaders to reiterate their highest-level commitments to enhancing nuclear and radioactive materials security and the fight against nuclear terrorism.

The Vietnamese delegation’s presence at the summit conveys Vietnam’s consistent policy of non-proliferation, gearing towards complete disarmament of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons; using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and ensuring nuclear security and safety.

It also highlights the country’s strong objection to using nuclear warfare to threaten peace, stability and security in the region and the world at large.

This is President Obama’s fourth and final nuclear security summit. The previous events were held in Washington DC in 2010, Seoul of the Republic of Korea in 2012 and The Hague of the Netherlands in 2014.