Prime Minister of Netherlands today opened the Third Nuclear Security Summit to be held in the Hague on 24-25 March 2014. Fifty-three States and a number of world concerned organizations are attending the Summit. Several world leaders are also attending the Nuclear Security Summit. The Saudi delegation to the Summit is headed Dr. Hashim Abdullah Yamani, the President of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.
This international gathering represents the largest summit ever to be convened in the area of nuclear security to discuss themes related to global measures taken to protect nuclear materials facilities, and installations against terrorist groups. In this world forum a number of themes and objectives is scheduled for discussion, most importantly cooperative measures already taken, or to be taken to prevent dangers posed by nuclear terrorism, protection of nuclear materials and related facilities and installations, as well as combatting illicit trafficking in nuclear materials, and boosting confidence in the international protection system.
It is noteworthy that at the Second Summit held in Seoul in 2012, the Kingdom announced its donation of US$500,000.00 in support of the Summit programs devised to combat terrorism and support nuclear peaceful programs.