Today was the second and final day of the Nuclear Security Summit hosted in The Hague in the Netherlands, whose participants included over 50 national leaders. Italy was represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini at the summit’s conclusion after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s departure yesterday for Rome.
Italy’s strong security commitment
In his speech at the summit, the Premier said that Italy would maintain its “strong commitment to nuclear security: we will continue to earmark funds for security and the decommissioning of our sites”, and to the “management of radioactive waste”. Renzi underscored that “nuclear security is a shared commitment, we must continue to work together on common rules and stricter international standards”, not least through “exchanges of information and transparency” ahead of “the adoption of revised international mechanisms, toward a strengthened global nuclear security system”.