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President Ilham Aliyev: Armenia`s nuclear power plant is a source of serious threat to the entire region - UPDATE - PHOTOS

26 March 2014 [09:20] - TODAY.AZ
The third Nuclear Security Summit has entered its second day in the Hague as heads of state and government from more than 50 countries, heads of international organizations, and thousands of delegates continue discussing ways of preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev addressed the plenary meeting of the Summit.
The Azerbaijani President praised the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in ensuring nuclear security in the world.

The Head of State highlighted Azerbaijan`s cooperation with the IAEA, saying his country also supported the efforts made by the United Nations under the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism.

The President spoke of what Azerbaijan had done to prevent the use of its territory as a transit route for illegal trafficking of nuclear material.

President Ilham Aliyev expressed regret over the fact that Azerbaijan was unable to completely control situation on its borders because of Armenia`s occupation of 20% of its lands.

The President also said Armenia`s nuclear power plant was located in an active seismic zone and was already worn out, adding it was a source of serious threat to the entire region.

He highlighted Azerbaijan`s role in ensuring regional security and stability. The President said Azerbaijan was committed to continuing its cooperation with appropriate international organizations and partners towards strengthening nuclear security both in the region and the entire world.

The plenary meeting continued with an informal gathering which focused on the future of the Nuclear Security Summit.

On the sidelines of the event, President Ilham Aliyev met Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev, British Premier David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

The Azerbaijani President also had a meeting with Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul, and they discussed prospects for future relations between the two countries.

The Summit culminated with the adoption of the final Communiqué.

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25.03.2014
09:20

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the third Nuclear Security Summit which kicked off in the Dutch city of the Hague.

Aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe, the two-day Summit brings together heads of state and government from more than 50 countries, heads of international organizations, and thousands of delegates and journalists.

In the past four years important results have been achieved in efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism. Countries and organizations –participating in the NSS- have each, since the first Summit in 2010 in Washington, taken action to accomplish the three main objectives of the NSS with the aim to prevent nuclear terrorism - Reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world; Improving the security of all nuclear material and radioactive sources; and Improving international cooperation on nuclear material.

Opening the Nuclear Security Summit, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said: “All our discussions today and tomorrow will focus on one question: how to prevent nuclear terrorism? Or to be more precise: how can we make sure that nuclear materials won't end up in the hands of terrorists and that nuclear material is used more efficiently and stored more securely.”

Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, which hosted the previous Summit, said her country was ready to support efforts to ensure nuclear security on the globe.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of the Summit in terms of preventing nuclear terrorism.

The Summit continued with plenary meetings.

It featured a session themed “Scenario-based policy discussion”.

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Later in the evening, King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander hosted a reception and dinner for heads of state and government participating in the third Nuclear Security Summit.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the event.

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Jacques Faure of France, and James Warlick of the United
States of America – as well as Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk.

They discussed the current state of and prospects for peace talks over the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
 
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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano in the Hague.

They hailed cooperation between Azerbaijan and the International Atomic Energy Agency as
fruitful.

The IAEA Director General described Azerbaijan as a reliable partner in terms of nuclear security.

Yukiya Amano said there was good potential for expanding cooperation in the field of radioactive waste management. He praised Azerbaijan`s active participation in nuclear security-related events.

President Ilham Aliyev stressed the importance of nuclear security to Azerbaijan, the region and the world in general.

The President said Armenia`s nuclear power plant was located in an active seismic zone and was already worn out, adding it was a source of serious threat to the entire region.

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met member of the Senate of the Netherlands Rene van
der Linden in the Hague.

They praised relations between Azerbaijan and the Netherlands, saying the two countries maintain successful cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, business, education and science.

They also hailed cooperation between Azerbaijan`s ADA University and Dutch Maastricht University.

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14.03.2014
10:33
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today arrived in the Kingdom of the Netherlands for a working visit to attend the Nucleur Security Summit to be held in the Hauge.


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Azerbaijani President attends 3rd Nuclear Security Summit as it opens in the Hague














Azerbaijani President meets OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in the Hague










Azerbaijani President meets IAEA chief in the Hague






President Ilham Aliyev meets member of Dutch Senate Rene van der Linden in the Hague




Azerbaijan`s President arrives in Netherlands for working visit




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