· During his participation in the Plenary Session of the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit, President Peña Nieto said that historically, Mexico has been a tireless promoter of world peace and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Mexico has expressed and will continue to express its categorical rejection of the use, development and even the threat of use of nuclear weapons.

· Mexico believes that achieving nuclear safety is not enough to prevent the diversion of nuclear materials by terrorist groups; a renewed commitment by countries to nuclear disarmament is required, he declared.

· It is time to change our vision of the future of humanity, he said.

During his participation in the Plenary Session of the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit today, President Enrique Peña Nieto said that, “Mexico reaffirms its commitment and adheres to the global effort to preserve the safety of all nuclear and radioactive materials, especially those that could be used in war or terrorism.”

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.

He noted that Mexico has historically been a tireless promoter of world peace and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

“Nuclear safety is an issue of the utmost importance for the world of today and tomorrow; it is a challenge that involves us all.

In this context, he said that with four editions in six years, this summit has managed to reposition the issue of nuclear safety on global, regional and national political agendas.

Addressing heads of state and government of countries in every region of the world, the Mexican president thanked US President Barack Obama for convening this Summit.

“This initiative will be remembered for its ability to gather and mobilize the international community to deal with the nuclear threat of our time. The Nuclear Security Summit and its agreements will undoubtedly be part of the great legacy of President Barack Obama’s administration,” he said.

He said that since 2012, “Mexico has been a country free of highly enriched uranium, having completed the conversion of its reactors to use only low enriched uranium.”

He added that the security of its borders is also being strengthened by applying stricter measures on exports and imports of dual use nuclear and radiological materials.

At the Plenary Session, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, President Peña Nieto said that, “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.”

He added that nevertheless, Mexico believes that achieving nuclear safety is not enough to prevent the diversion of nuclear materials by terrorist groups; a renewed commitment by countries to nuclear disarmament is also required.”

He said that, “Mexico has expressed and will continue to express its categorical rejection of the use, development and even the threat of use of nuclear weapons.”

He explained that, “The mere threat of such weapons by any actor creates uncertainty, tension and risks that keep us from world peace.”

President Peña Nieto said that, “It is time to change our vision of the future of mankind," and recalled the words of Mahatma Gandhi: "There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”

At the end of the Plenary Session, President Peña Nieto, together with the leaders participating in the Summit, participated in the official photograph taken and the working lunch.

He subsequently attended the meeting at which Scenario-based Policies were discussed, and took part in the Closing Session.

President Peña Nieto will return to Mexico City tonight.