Here for the Nuclear Safety Meeting

By April 11, 2010General

Things you didn’t used to see in Washington, D.C. — bus stand advertising by the government of Kazakhstan.


Terrorism is the focus of the Nuclear Security Summit, which features leaders from nearly 50 nations. Obama is seeking global cooperation on isolating non-secure nuclear materials that could be used to make a weapon.

His five meetings Sunday included one with India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. They discussed the civil nuclear energy agreement India signed with the United States in 2006, as well as the nuclear weapons program of India’s neighbor and rival, Pakistan — another country on Obama’s agenda for today.

Obama also met with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, which is one of the world’s largest producers of uranium; enriched uranium can be used to make nuclear weapons.

Things you’re accustomed to seeing in Washington — gridlock. From The Washington Post, “Likely D.C. traffic problems during nuclear security summit“:

Washington commuters know about the demands of hosting national and international events. Still, they are in for a rare and challenging experience Monday and Tuesday, when world leaders gather at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for a nuclear security summit.

Well, in the interest of world peace, we’ll leave for the office early Monday.

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