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President Hu urges concerted action to enhance nuclear security

2010-04-14 08:12 BJT

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Chinese President Hu Jintao called for concerted action by all countries in order to enhance nuclear security. He made his speech in Washington Tuesday to the Nuclear Security Summit.

Chinese President Hu Jintao attends the first plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, April 13, 2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Chinese President Hu Jintao attends the first plenary session of the Nuclear
Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, April 13,
2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Addressing the summit on Tuesday, President Hu Jintao warned that the risks of nuclear material diversion and illicit trafficking are on the rise. He said the world can not neglect the potential threat of nuclear terrorism.

He puts forward a five-point proposal on ways to strengthen nuclear security.

The Chinese president says all countries need to honor their commitments and responsibilities by adopting effective measures to secure nuclear materials and facilities.

Hu Jintao says, they should consolidate the existing international legal framework on nuclear security, which consists of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.

He calls on the countries to strengthen cooperation by sharing experience, exchanging information and cooperating on law enforcement.