Slovakia and US to cooperate against nuclear trafficking

On December 7 Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a common action plan between the two countries in Brussels aimed atfighting illicit trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials and related technologies, the SITA newswire reported.

On December 7 Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a common action plan between the two countries in Brussels aimed at
fighting illicit trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials and related technologies, the SITA newswire reported.

Dzurinda said that Slovakia and the United States were determined to bolster international and regional cooperation in detection, investigation and prosecution of nuclear traffickers.

The document consists of forty-four priority measures. The SITA newswire said it pledges the two countries to cooperate to battle nuclear terrorism and features specific projects, for instance, upgrade of equipment detecting radiation, training of experts, sharing experience with neighbouring countries and installation of technical equipment at borders.

"Implementing these projects will help create a safer and more stable international community," the press department of the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry told SITA.

Source: SITA

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