An international conference was launched on Thursday in Luxembourg. The participating experts from all over the world will discuss the nuclear threat issues.
Viatcheslav Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Fund and the chairman of the Conference Organizing Committee, informed Interfax that “the Conference deals with one of the most serious challenges the world has to face – the uncontrollable spread of nuclear weapons and technologies.”
Kantor also pointed out that the Luxembourg Conference on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe is a top-tier scientific and practical event. Among the 57 experts from 14 countries attending the conference are internationally recognized scientists and officials.
The list of participants includes IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission Hans Blix, OSCE High Commissioner Rolf Ekeus and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.
The Russian delegation is headed by Sergey Kirienko of the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy and Nikolay Laverov, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
During the opening ceremony, Kirienko read a welcome address from President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.