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Slovakia to join US initiative against smuggling of nuclear materials

Slovakia will become the first EU country to join a US initiative designed to combat the smuggling of nuclear materials, after the government passed a joint action plan to curb the illegal use of nuclear and radioactive materials on Wednesday, November 30.

Slovakia will become the first EU country to join a US initiative designed to combat the smuggling of nuclear materials, after the government passed a joint action plan to curb the illegal use of nuclear and radioactive materials on Wednesday, November 30.

"This represents an appreciation of our capabilities ... There's significant scope for mutual co-operation. Slovakia belongs among the countries with experience in this field and can contribute to the process of enhancing the capabilities of other countries," the Slovak Foreign Ministry said in a statement, as reported by the TASR newswire.

The US initiative stems from the conclusions of the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. Slovakia will be tasked, among other things, with establishing an agency charged with radiation protection.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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