Muhyiddin Arrives In Amsterdam To Attend Nuclear Security Summit

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AMSTERDAM, March 24 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin arrived here to attend the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS 2014) held in The Hague for two days beginning Monday. Muhyiddin, who was accompanied by his wife Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, arrived at Schiphol International Airport and checked into a hotel here at 9 pm local time (4 am Malaysian time).

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, senior officers from the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office and the Atomic Energy Licensing Board and the Malaysia Nuclear Agency were among the Malaysian delegates who were accompanying Muhyiddin. Upon arriving at the hotel, he was greeted by staff of the Malaysian Embassy to the Netherlands and other officials from Malaysia for the NSS.

Today Muhyiddin is scheduled to meet Malaysian Students Association in the Netherlands and to attend the opening ceremony of the NSS. A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the aim of the summit is to strengthen global nuclear security through fostering greater cooperation among NSS member states while ensuring that measures to strengthen nuclear security will not hamper the right of states to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful uses.

The third summit would also deliberate on measures to better secure vulnerable nuclear materials and facilities, in the fight against possible nuclear terrorist attacks. Malaysia would reiterate its full commitment to support efforts to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorist and other non-state actors. The summit is expected to adopt a communique that will reaffirm the commitments made on various nuclear security issues. These include strengthening the international nuclear security and safety, illicit trafficking of nuclear materials and enhancements in the field of nuclear forensic.

— BERNAMA

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