Nuclear Security Summit is a forum for dialogue at the highest level, to
exchange experiences and strengthen mechanisms to enhance the security of
dangerous nuclear materials.
With four editions in six years, this summit has
managed to reposition the issue of nuclear safety on global, regional and
national political agendas.
During his participation in the plenary session, President Enrique Peña Nieto said the
Nuclear Security Summit is one of President Barack Obama’s great legacies to
“President Obama’s leadership has been crucial to enabling
the international community to combine efforts with the aim of halting the
spread of nuclear weapons.
It is true that nuclear weapons are the “most
dangerous threat to global security and peace.” Therefore, as an international community we cannot and
must not accept that the existence of nuclear weapons is an unavoidable
destination for humanity.”
Historically, Mexico has been a tireless promoter of world
peace and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in
Latin America and the Caribbean was promoted
in the 1960s, making this region the
first Nuclear Weapons Free Zone.
Nearly 50 years later, Mexico confirmed its commitment and
joins the global effort to preserve the security of all nuclear materials,
especially those that could be used for war or terrorism.
“We have a shared responsibility that must be
reflected in permanent commitments to prevent and eliminate the risks arising
from the removal of these materials.”
Mexico shares the global concern about the threat of nuclear
terrorism, and expresses its strong commitment to preventing nuclear and
radiological material from reaching the hands of non-state actors and being
used for destructive purposes.”
An integral, transnational approach, including the
security of maritime, port, land and air transportation routes, is required is
required to prevent and combat nuclear terrorism.
Mexico emphasized its support for the resumption
of the “Six-Party Dialogue,” an ideal framework for advancing nuclear
disarmament on the Korean peninsula.
“Nuclear safety is an issue of the utmost importance
for the world of today and tomorrow; it is a challenge that involves us all. Nations must work with joint responsibility in the
construction of global architecture for nuclear safety, making commitments
regarding nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation and respect for the right of
states to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.”
Together with Brazil, South Africa and other
countries, Mexico proposed the “In
larger security” Declaration to ensure that nuclear weapons are prohibited
and eliminated, and not used by any actor, whether state or non-state, under