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Prime Minister Fischer joins other world leaders at the Nuclear Security Summit

(This article expired 16.04.2011.)

April 12-13, 2010

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Jan Fischer along with his delegation, which included the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Martin Bartak, took part in the two day Nuclear Security Summit organized by US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, on April 12-13, 2010.

Prime Minister Fischer joined leaders from 46 other nations as well as the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Union, with the objective of securing nuclear materials, such as plutonium or highly-enriched uranium, used in making nuclear weapons in order to safeguard them from falling into the hands of terrorists.  This Summit was the largest gathering of heads of state and government in Washington’s history, which emphasizes the importance of the discussed issue.

Prime Minister Fischer also took the opportunity to have bilateral meetings with the President of the Republic of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili,Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, whose country currently holds the six months rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg.

Czech Minister of Defense Bartak met with US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy.

 

Czech Prime Minister Fischer and US President Obama

Czech Prime Minister Fischer and US President Obama

Czech Prime Minister Fischer at the Nuclear Security Summit

German Chancellor Merkel, Czech Minister of Defense Bartak

and Czech Prime Minister Fischer at the Nuclear Security Summit

Photo credit: Karel Pazderka, official photographer