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Nuclear Security Summit 2016

The Prime Minister led the UK delegation at the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC on 31 March and 1 April.

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The Prime Minister led the UK delegation at the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC on 31 March and 1 April, which brought together over 50 States to strengthen nuclear security and address the threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism.

The Nuclear Security Summit process was launched by President Obama in Washington in 2010, with further Summits held in Seoul in 2012 and The Hague in 2014. It has sought to reduce the amount of potentially dangerous nuclear and radiological material, consolidate it in as few places as possible, improve the security of material and facilities, accelerate ratification of key international agreements, and strengthen the international nuclear security architecture. The process has raised the profile of nuclear security issues and delivered real benefits, including supporting the removal of almost 3000kg of Highly Enriched Uranium and plutonium from 27 countries.

The Summit Communiqué, UK National Statement and Progress Report and other key documents will be published on the Nuclear Security Summit 2016 website.

Published 1 April 2016