Budapest, January 22 (MTI) – US President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Hungarian President Janos Ader expressing appreciation over Hungary’s steps towards enhancing global nuclear security, the Presidential Office (KEH) told MTI today.
In the letter, sent to Ader by the US embassy’s Charge d’Affaires, Obama expresses appreciation for Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi’s successful leadership of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on Nuclear Safety, which “elevated its contributions to global nuclear security”.
Obama called Hungary’s ratification of two legal instruments, namely the Amended Convention of the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Facilities, and the International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, important steps, the KEH said.
The US President also congratulated Hungary on successfully removing all highly enriched uranium from Hungary back to Russia, the office said.
“We must also continue to work together to ensure that the most dangerous nuclear materials are eliminated or secured,” Obama said.
Obama requested the president’s continued support for making “the global nuclear security architecture” as strong as possible.