U.S. Participation in Morocco Conferences on Nuclear Security and Nuclear Terrorism

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 22, 2011

The United States and 28 other African nations joined the Kingdom of Morocco, the IAEA, and INTERPOL at the fourth regional seminar on the Nuclear Security Summit and at the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) Africa Outreach Meeting November 21 – 22nd.

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs at the Department of State, represented the United States on November 21st and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs, Simon Limage, led the U.S. delegation the next day. Both meetings helped advance President Obama’s vision of ensuring that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon.

The U.S. applauds Morocco’s initiative and leadership in hosting these two meetings. The first meeting reinforced Morocco’s commitments as a participant in the Nuclear Security Summit initiated in Washington D.C. in April 2010. The second meeting demonstrated Morocco’s continued leadership as a founding partner of the GICNT.

Learn more about the State Department’s Nonproliferation policies and the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at: 2009-2017.state.gov/t/isn

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PRN: 2011/1994