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    Five international actions plans will be produced out of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit taking place in Washington, DC this week, White House director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, Laura Holgate, said in a press conference on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The actions plans represent tangible steps for summit participants to take within the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Interpol, the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism and the Global Partnership.

    "As the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit represents the last summit in this format, we will issue five actions plans in support of the key, enduring institutions and initiatives related to nuclear security," Holgate told reporters.

    Holgate emphasized that beyond the final Nuclear Security Summit, participants are looking at "more lasting vehicles to promote nuclear security progress."

    The first international Nuclear Security Summit was held in 2010 on the initiative of US President Barack Obama to address the threat of nuclear terrorism as well as secure fissile materials across the globe.

    During the course of the past three summits, participants have made more than 260 commitments to improve nuclear security.


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