Moscow welcomes Slovenia's decision to join a global program led by Washington and Moscow to combat nuclear terrorism, Russian foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Slovenia has officially notified Russia and the United States, co-chairmen of the "Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, " that it approved the Statement of Principles of the Initiative, the ministry said.
Moscow expects that Slovenia will make substantial contribution to its implementation. "We hope that other states, which share common aims of the Global Initiative and are actively committed to fight against nuclear terrorism, will join it," the ministry said.
The global initiative, jointly announced by the U.S. and Russian at the July 2006 G8 Summit in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, aims to develop international cooperation to combat nuclear terrorism and applies to civilian nuclear facilities and activities. About 50 countries are involved in the joint initiative.