World leaders gathering for Nuclear Security Summit

2010-04-11 22:22 BJT

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World leaders are gathering in Washington, for the Nuclear Security Summit, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is one of the latest to arrive. Earlier King Abdullah of Jordan, and the Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Abdul Razak, touched down at Andrews Air Force Base. They will join leaders from more than 40 other nations, including China, for the 2-day meeting. The summit will look at ways to curb the proliferation of nuclear technology and know-how, particularly to terrorist organizations. There are also plans to bring together countries with nuclear programs, to discuss ensuring tighter security at vulnerable nuclear sites worldwide.

President Hu Jintao is scheduled to attend the summit and deliver an important speech. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be there. Reports say Netanyahu called off his trip after the government received word that some participants would "push an anti Israel agenda."

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