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Estonia to Become Active in Counterterrorism Group
Estonia wants to become a more active player in an international program aiming to boost security measures at nuclear sites, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said yesterday (see GSN, Feb. 6).
Paet discussed Estonia's year-old membership in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism during a meeting with U.S. and Russian ambassadors, the Baltic News Service reported.
"Estonia backs international efforts aimed at ensuring control over nuclear substances," Paet said.
The group was established in 2006 by U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Baltic News Service, Feb. 21).
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