President Enrique Peña Nieto is currently
attending the Nuclear Safety Summit being held in Washington, DC
on March 31 and April 1. Brazil,
Argentina, Chile and Mexico will be the only Latin
American countries in attendance.
Mexico’s participation provides an opportunity to confirm
its commitment to international efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear
weapons, ensure the safety of nuclear materials and facilities, prevent and
sanction nuclear terrorism and protect the right of all states to develop nuclear
energy for peaceful purposes.
1. Mexico will foster the fulfillment of commitments made at
previous summits and their contribution to discussions at other multilateral
forums on nuclear safety, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency.
2. It will encourage participating countries to frame
national and international efforts regarding nuclear security in a broad context
and move towards a nuclear weapons free world.
3. The Summit is an ideal
platform for Mexico
to contribute to dialogue and decision-making regarding one of the main
challenges on the global agenda.
was first held in 2010 as part of an initiative promoted by President Obama in
2009. Its objective is to promote international cooperation on nuclear
The meetings, held in Washington,
The Hague and Prague, seek to approve policies and
agreements to remove nuclear material from countries, ratify treaties on
nuclear safety, strengthen regulations and improve technology to increase
· Further strengthen
the national implementation of nuclear safety through tangible commitments.
· Build an enduring
global architecture on nuclear safety.
· Heads of state and
government are expected to issue a Joint Press Statement to confirm the
validity of the plans and actions adopted during previous summits and the need
to continue strengthening nuclear security issues at the national, regional and
· Agreements among
nations are expected to encompass cybersecurity, the prevention of nuclear
weapons trafficking and threats to nuclear power stations.
· For the first time
ever, the summit will include a session on how to cope with the threat of a
terrorist attack on a city and a drill on how to respond to nuclear terrorism.