Statement at the Second Session Proposed Intervention in Connection to “National Measures” , Nuclear Security Summit

April 12, 2010

President Barak Obama,

Distinguished Heads of State and Heads of Delegations:

I am pleased to join those who preceded me by thanking you, Mr. President, for organizing this important conference. I have the honor on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, to convey to you his sincere greetings and best wishes for the success of this summit.

The Government of Saudi Arabia took several measures at the national level, including signing and ratifying all treaties and conventions that limit the proliferation of hazardous nuclear materials and radiation sources, the latest of which was the safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the nuclear terrorism convention.

This is in addition to other International initiatives, such as the Proliferation Security Initiative and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism.

I am also pleased to convey to you Mr. President, and to the President of the Russian Federation that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomed the signing of the historic START-2 agreement in Prague last week.  The agreement represents an important step towards a World free of nuclear weapons as stated in article (6) of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Thank you.