The 2016 Summit focused on national efforts to enhance nuclear security as well as international and institutional actions to strengthen nuclear security. The leaders also had a policy discussion based on a scenario where an extremist group has acquired a lethal radioactive material and has spread the said material over a populated area using drones.
The Philippine delegation was headed by DOST Secretary Mario Montejo, with Assistant Secretary Raymund Quilop joining the delegation as DND presentative. Prior to the Summit, Asec Quilop also participated in the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG) Conference on “Solutions for a Secure Nuclear Future”.
Since 2010, the said FMWG has organized conferences prior to the Nuclear Security Summit making the said series of conferences serve as de facto preparatory event for the main Nuclear Security Summit. The FMWG focused on the following: eliminating and minimizing fissile materials and high risk radioactive sources, achieving comprehensiveness with the inclusion of military nuclear materials in the nuclear security agenda, and ensuring sustainable nuclear security governance. The results of the discussions which stressed that nuclear security must be comprehensive, sustainable, focused on minimization, rigorous, and values confidence building was eventually forwarded to the Nuclear Security Summit.
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