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Preparations On Its Way for Seoul Nuclear Security Summit Updated: 2012-03-13 12:00:00 KST

Preparations On Its Way for Seoul Nuclear Security Summit
In thirteen days, Seoul will welcome world leaders from 53 countries, and four international organizations the largest international event the country has ever hosted.
The spokesperson for the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, Han Choong-hee told Arirang News that preparations are continuing apace and added that he plans to hold a media briefing on the latest developments on Thursday at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul.
Last week, each country sent advance groups to Seoul, to confirm details regarding all aspects of the summit including security, accomodations and the seating plans.
Embassy officials in Seoul were also involved in the process insuring the heads of state are appropriately attended to.
The Defense Ministry created a separate task force last December to be prepared for any type of unusual movements from North Korea ahead of the summit strengthening surveillance and military readiness.
Airport security is high on the agenda.
With close to 60 world leaders and around 20 spouses arriving over just two days the preparation committe expects to use all three surrounding airports Seoul.
On the agenda at the summit: all aspects of nuclear security including preventing the spread of nuclear materials and the development of nuclear weapons as well as improving safety at nuclear power plants.
Kim Han-ul, Arirang News.
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