Mikheil Saakashvili addressed the participants of the summit

The President of Georgia, who is currently in the capital of South Korea attending the Nuclear Security Summit, addressed its participants. The plenary session was opened today, the National Measures and International Cooperation to Enhance Nuclear Security, including Future Commitments.” Mikheil Saakashvili spoke about the urgency of addressing nuclear security as well as focusing a large part of the speech on the issue of Russian occupation. The Head of State called on the sides to deepen cooperation and double their efforts in terms of enhancing nuclear and radioactive security opportunities. He also spoke about the ongoing threats coming from the occupied territories of Georgia – Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region because of the absence of international monitoring in these enclaves. The President of Georgia called on the world leaders to activate the international mechanisms more intensively in order to avoid these threats.

While addressing the summit every participant touched on the issues of the necessity of enhancing nuclear security, fighting illegal proliferation of nuclear materials, and progress reached since the 2010 Washington Summit.

After the end of the plenary session the leaders gathered in Seoul to issue a joint communiqué.

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