The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington is underway.  Initiated by US President Barack Obama in 2010, when he proposed to renounce nuclear weapons, the summit is held once every two years.

A meeting on nuclear industry was held within the framework of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington where 16 countries that renounced the use of enriched uranium, including Ukraine and Turkey, were awarded the ‘Atoms for Peace’ prize.

On behalf of Turkey the prize was accepted by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak. It was presented by Susan Eisenhower, the head of The Eisenhower Group, Inc. consulting company.  

Besides Turkey and Ukraine the prize was granted to Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, South Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam. 
Representatives the states were summoned to the stage to collect the award. The photo was taken after the awarding ceremony.

It worth noting that during the summit President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was presented the prize for international leadership.

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