FM Livni told the delegation that Israel shares the objectives and priorities of the NSG and is a reliable partner in confronting nuclear proliferation.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman’s Office)

Representatives of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) visited Israel today (Thursday, April 27, 2006) and discussed issues of nuclear export controls, a continuation to a previous meeting that took place on March 15, 2005.

The NSG delegation was headed by its chairman, Ambassador Roald Naess of Norway. 

The NSG representatives met with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and ministry officials, and also held discussions with officials of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor and the Israel Atomic Energy Commission.

The Israeli officials presented the country’s policy and activities related to nuclear non-proliferation and export controls, while the NSG representatives briefed them on NSG decisions, current activities, and discussions. Ideas on ways to  enhance the ongoing dialogue between Israel and the NSG were also discussed.

Minister Livni told the delegation that Israel shares the objectives and priorities of the NSG and is a reliable partner in confronting nuclear proliferation. She expressed the hope that the dialogue would soon be translated into a stronger partnership that facilitates these common efforts.