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Russian President Heads for Nuclear Security Summit in US
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is heading for the United States to attend a nuclear security summit in Washington, the Voice of Russia reports. A total of 47 countries are due to take part, and also the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Union. According to the ITAR-TASS news agency, the forthcoming summit meeting is expected to help the international community to beef up the security of nuclear materials and prevent these from falling into the hands of forces that could use them for terrorist or other criminal purposes. Following the United States, Medvedev will pay a two-day official visit to Argentina, the first-ever in the history of bilateral relations, and also to Brazil, to attend a summit of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China).