RI proposes anti-nuclear legislation model at Seoul Summit
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. JP/Ricky Yudhistira
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono submitted a proposal to world leaders at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea on the use of legislation to enhance the effectiveness of efforts to promote nuclear nonproliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Yudhoyono, according to South Korean spokesperson Han Choong-hee, has suggested that every participating nation should be equipped with legislative models to help each respective government speed up the ratification of nuclear-concerned conventions and initiatives.
“A lot of initiatives have been started on nuclear security, yet they also have to be reflected in the laws of each individual nation,” Han said on Tuesday in the summit’s morning plenary session, where leaders of all 53 participating countries deliver short speeches.
“The legislative model should also include a checklist that can provide guidelines for respective countries on their legislative processes,” he told international reporters covering the summit, held at Seoul’s COEX Center.
No Indonesian officials, however, were available to elaborate further on Yudhoyono’s proposal. (nvn)