The international working meeting was held in London from 30 June to 1 July 2014 under the G-7 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction to review projects in the field of radiological, chemical, biological and nuclear safety with participation of Energoatom specialists.
The implementation of the project for upgrading the physical protection system at the operating NPPs of Ukraine was particularly considered at the meeting. The representatives of the participating states highly appreciated the importance of this project and addressed the allocation of funds to improve physical protection of Ukrainian NPPs.
For reference. New challenges and threats to global security after the events of 11 September 2001 resulted in launching the G-7 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction at the Summit in Kananaskis (Canada), 2002. The Global Partnership provides for the development of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, disarmament, nuclear safety, destruction of chemical weapons, hazardous biological pathogens, counterterrorism, security improvement and recycling of fissile materials. Besides G7 and the European Commission, about 20 countries participate in the Global Partnership. Ukraine joined the Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction in 2004. 17 Global Partnership projects are currently at different implementation stages in Ukraine with support of the governments of the USA, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and the European Commission.
G-7 is an inter-governmental political forum of seven countries: the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada.
Energoatom Press Service