Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tbilisi mulls fight against illegal transportation of nuclear materials

 Georgia, Tbilisi, July 21 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

A two-day conference devoted to combating the illegal trafficking of nuclear material organized by the U.S. Embassy was opened in Tbilisi Hotel Betsy July 21.

The meeting discusses the U.S.-Georgian joint action plan to stop nuclear smuggling. Representatives of the Georgian Environment and Natural Resources Ministry will report on the investigation in nuclear smuggling, border security and the coastline.

The conference is also attended by representatives of donor organizations that consider funding of projects related to nuclear and radiation hazards.

Georgia plays a crucial role in combating nuclear terrorism and is the guarantor of increasing the security regime in the region, the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry reported.

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