U.S., Russia to chair anti-nuclear terrorism meeting

Updated: 2007-06-09 05:13

The United States, together with Russia, will co-chair the third meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism hosted by Kazakhstan in Astana, Kazakhstan from June 11-12, the State Department said Friday.

U.S. Assistant of Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation John Rood, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak will chair the meeting.

During the meeting, "Global Initiative partner nations will review the progress of current Plan of Work activities designed to build partnership capacity, discuss means to address potential gaps in implementation, and welcome new partner nations," the State Department said in a statement.

There are now 50 partner nations in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism.

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