VIENNA (Sputnik) — The declaration was adopted at the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security that kicked off in Vienna earlier in the day.
"We commit to continue taking active steps to combat illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive material, to protect and secure all such material to ensure that it cannot be used by non-State actors in criminal or terrorist acts…. We emphasize the importance of strong national legislative and regulatory frameworks for nuclear security," the declaration reads.
"We reassert that the responsibility for nuclear security within a State rests entirely with that State, in accordance with its respective national and international obligations," the declaration said.
About 2,000 participants from over 130 member states and 17 international organization are participating in the event.