2016 Nuclear Security Summit

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2016 Nuclear Security Summit
2016 National Security Summit logo.png
Host country United States
Date March 31 – April 1, 2016
Venue(s) Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Cities Washington, D.C.
Participants 58 representatives
Follows 2014 Nuclear Security Summit
Website www.nss2016.org

The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit was a summit held in Washington, D.C., United States on March 31 and April 1, 2016. It was the fourth edition of the conference, succeeding the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit.


The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit[1] was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. in the United States of America.[2]


  Host nation (United States)
  Participating nations
  European Union members represented by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission only (as observer)
Participating world leaders at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Notably absent from the summit were leaders or representatives of Russia, North Korea, Iran and Belarus.[3] However, a significant contingent of Asian leaders especially from South Asia such as India and Singapore attending the summit was a probable sign of continental concern over terrorist threats alongside vulnerable nuclear facilities.[4]

Country/Organization Representative(s)[5][6]
 Algeria Sellal, AbdelmalekAbdelmalek Sellal (Prime Minister)
 Argentina Macri, MauricioMauricio Macri (President)
 Armenia Sargsyan, SerzhSerzh Sargsyan (President)
 Australia Bishop, JulieJulie Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)
 Azerbaijan Aliyev, IlhamIlham Aliyev (President)
 Belgium Jambon, JanJan Jambon (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior)
 Brazil Vieira, MauroMauro Vieira (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
 Canada Trudeau, JustinJustin Trudeau (Prime Minister)
 Chile Bachelet, MichelleMichelle Bachelet (President)
 China Jinping, XiXi Jinping (President)
 Czech Republic Sobotka, BohuslavBohuslav Sobotka (Prime Minister)
 Denmark Rasmussen, Lars LøkkeLars Løkke Rasmussen (Prime Minister)
 Egypt Shoukry, SamehSameh Shoukry (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
 European Union Tusk, DonaldDonald Tusk (President)
Mogherini, FedericaFederica Mogherini (High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy)
 Finland Niinistö, SauliSauli Niinistö (President)
 France Hollande, FrançoisFrançois Hollande (President)
 Gabon Ondimba, Ali BongoAli Bongo Ondimba (President)
 Georgia Margvelashvili, GiorgiGiorgi Margvelashvili (President)
 Germany Leyen, Ursula von derUrsula von der Leyen (Minister of Defence)
 Hungary Orbán, ViktorViktor Orbán (Prime Minister)
 India Modi, NarendraNarendra Modi (Prime Minister)
 Indonesia Kalla, JusufJusuf Kalla (Vice President)
 International Atomic Energy Agency (observer) Amano, YukiyaYukiya Amano (Director General)
Interpol (observer) Stock, JürgenJürgen Stock (Secretary General)
 Israel Steinitz, YuvalYuval Steinitz (Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources)
 Italy Renzi, MatteoMatteo Renzi (Prime Minister)
 Japan Abe, ShinzōShinzō Abe (Prime Minister)
 Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein (King)
 Kazakhstan Nazarbayev, NursultanNursultan Nazarbayev (President)
 Lithuania Grybauskaitė, DaliaDalia Grybauskaitė (President)
 Malaysia Zahid, Ahmad HamidiAhmad Hamidi Zahid (Deputy Prime Minister)
 Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto (President)
 Morocco Rachid, MoulayMoulay Rachid (Prince)
 Netherlands Rutte, MarkMark Rutte (Prime Minister)
 New Zealand Key, JohnJohn Key (Prime Minister)
 Nigeria Buhari, MuhammaduMuhammadu Buhari (President)
 Norway Solberg, ErnaErna Solberg (Prime Minister)
 Pakistan Fatemi, TariqTariq Fatemi (Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan)
 Philippines Montejo, MarioMario Montejo (Secretary of Science and Technology)
 Poland Duda, AndrzejAndrzej Duda (President)
 Romania Iohannis, KlausKlaus Iohannis (President)
 Saudi Arabia Hashim A. Yamani (President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy)
 Singapore Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister)[7]
 South Africa Nkoana-Mashabane, MaiteMaite Nkoana-Mashabane (Minister of International Relations and Cooperation)
 South Korea Park Geun-hye (President)
 Spain García-Margallo, José ManuelJosé Manuel García-Margallo (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation)
 Sweden Wallström, MargotMargot Wallström (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
  Switzerland Schneider-Ammann, JohannJohann Schneider-Ammann (President)
 Thailand Chan-o-cha, PrayutPrayut Chan-o-cha (Prime Minister)
 Turkey Erdoğan, Recep TayyipRecep Tayyip Erdoğan (President)
 Ukraine Poroshenko, PetroPetro Poroshenko (President)
 United Arab Emirates Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
 United Kingdom Cameron, DavidDavid Cameron (Prime Minister)
 United Nations (observer) Ki-moon, BanBan Ki-moon (Secretary-General)
 United States (host) Obama, BarackBarack Obama (President)[8]
 Vietnam Pham Binh Minh[9] (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs)


Modi and Obama at the summit.

Various countries, including Kazakhstan and Poland, undertook to reduce their highly enriched uranium stockpiles. Japan agreed to ship additional separated plutonium to the U.S.[10] Canada pledged $42 million to bolster nuclear security.[11] The U.S. disclosed its own inventory of highly enriched uranium has dropped from 741 metric tons in the 1990s to 586 metric tons as of 2013. A strengthened nuclear security agreement, which had languished since 2005, was finally approved, extending safeguards for nuclear materials and requiring criminal penalties for nuclear smuggling.[12] According to the U.S., since the last summit in 2014, ten nations have removed or disposed of about 450 kilograms of highly enriched uranium; Argentina, Switzerland and Uzbekistan are now free of highly enriched uranium, as is all of Latin America and the Caribbean.[13]

The summit participants stated that the 2016 summit would be "the last of this kind".[12]

Three months after the meeting, NPCIL and Westinghouse agreed to conclude contractual arrangements for 6 reactors by June 2017.[14]

See also


  1. ^ "White House Press Call: Previewing the Nuclear Security Summit". Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Nuclear Security Summit". Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  3. ^ "ISIS threat raises stakes for US Nuclear Security Summit". AFP. March 30, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ Au Yong, Jeremy (March 28, 2016). "Close watch on nuclear security". Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Participating Country and International Organization Delegations" (PDF). Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  6. ^ "PM Narendra Modi To Embark on 3-Nation Visit March End". NDTV. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  7. ^ Au Yong, Jeremy (March 30, 2016). "PM Lee visits Sept 11 memorial in New York". Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Nuclear Security Summit: What's at stake". AFP. March 30, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  9. ^ "VN to join nuclear security summit". Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Barack Obama's final attempt to safeguard nuclear stockpiles". The Economist. April 3, 2016. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ Matt Kwong (April 2, 2016). "Trudeau, Obama tout commitments at close of Nuclear Security Summit". CBC News. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "World leaders urge action against terrorism at Nuclear Security Summit". PBS NewsHour. April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Obama touts removal of highly enriched uranium". USA TODAY. April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  14. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-and-india-agree-u-s-company-to-build-six-nuclear-reactors-1465317345

External links

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