President Traian Basescu arrives in Seoul to attend Nuclear Security Summit


President Traian Basescu arrived on Monday in Seoul, to attend the second Nuclear Security Summit, on the invitation of his South-Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak.

Presidential advisor Bogdan Manoiu and Chairman of the National Commission for the Nuclear Activities Control Borbala Vajda are part of the delegation accompanying President Basescu.

Represented in the Seoul Summit will be over 50 states and four international organisations, namely the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Union and Interpol.

The head of state said on Sunday before leaving for South Korea that one of the Summit’s goals is to rebuild citizens’ confidence in the nuclear energy, ‘which is one of the keys of the future energetic developments in the entire world, not only in Europe or the US.’

‘This cannot be regained unless the states, in the dialogue with their peoples, provide information on the level of security of their nuclear plants,’ President Basescu pointed out.

During the working sessions, the heads of states and governments will debate the cooperation measures required to strengthen the safety conditions of the nuclear material in order to prevent the access of non-authorised groupings to such materials and to the information regarding their use.

The Summit works will be divided into three working sessions dedicated to assessing the progress made after the first edition of the Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington in 2010, to examining the relevant national policies and agreeing an international cooperation agenda as well as to tackling the connection between nuclear security and nuclear safety in the wake of the accident at Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011, the release said.

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