Fifty-two countries will discuss and
commit to national and international steps to ensure the safety of nuclear
materials and avoid the risks inherent in such materials, including their use
by non-state actors for terrorism.
Mexico is a country with nuclear
capacity for energy and research that is recognized worldwide. It is also an opinion
leader in multilateral forums on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. In
addition, it has joined international efforts to secure nuclear materials and
facilities and to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism.
Given the current situation, the
Summit is an ideal forum for Mexico to contribute to the dialogue and
decision-making on one of the main challenges of the global agenda. President Enrique Peña Nieto and
Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu are attending the summit, which will
take place from March 31-April 1.
On the eve of the international
meeting, President Peña Nieto said that, as an actor with global
responsibility, Mexico complies with the goals of nuclear security promoted by
During the Summit, Energy Secretary Pedro
Joaquín Coldwell received the Atoms for Peace award on behalf of Mexico for the
global leadership our country has shown in the peaceful use of nuclear