Azerbaijani parliament ratifies amendment to convention on physical protection of nuclear materials
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 18
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The bill on approving an amendment to the convention "On Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials" was discussed at a plenary session of the Azerbaijani parliament March 18.
"The convention was adopted in 1966," Ziyafat Asgarov, first vice-speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament, said. "The world countries have begun joining this convention since 1980."
He said that Azerbaijan joined the convention in 2003.
"The convention was amended in 2005," he said. "Therefore, we must ratify this amendment."
In his turn, Azerbaijani MP Azay Guliyev said that the fourth Nuclear Security Summit will be held in the US in the coming days.
"As it is known, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has been invited for the summit by the US counterpart Barack Obama," he said. "I believe that Azerbaijan will contribute to this summit by ratifying the amendment to this convention."
The MPs positively assessed Azerbaijan's ratification of the amendment to the mentioned convention.
The amendment to the convention was ratified by the Azerbaijani parliament following the discussions.