MOSCOW NUCLEAR SAFETY AND SECURITY SUMMIT

Nuclear Material Accounting and Control and Physical Protection

20 April 1996

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At the Moscow Nuclear Safety and Security Summit, the importance of IAEA safeguards and of effective nuclear material accounting and control and physical protection in ensuring the security of nuclear material and preventing its diversion was reaffirmed. This constitutes a useful contribution to advancing the nuclear non-proliferation agenda. The work already accomplished in the area of improving nuclear material accounting and control and physical protection was stressed, further effort and cooperation where required were encouraged, and certain principles for nuclear material accounting and control and physical protection and their relation to global nuclear non-proliferation objectives reaffirmed.

The Summit reached a common understanding on the following:

It welcomed the work that has already been accomplished in this field by the IAEA, through bilateral assistance projects, and by the International Science and Technology Centres (ISTC) in Moscow and Kiev.


Source: Released at the Moscow Nuclear Safety and Security Summit, April 20, 1996.

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