For the past two days, global leaders came together to work toward common goals: a future without nuclear weapons and a safer world for our families and for the next generation. Under President Obama's leadership, this summit was a sign of progress for the non-proliferation movement and the effort to preserve the right of all people to live in peace and security, free from fear, in the 21st century.
At this gathering, heads of state and foreign ministers pledged common action to address the threat of nuclear terrorism. They committed to concrete steps to secure loose nuclear material and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. And they vowed to strengthen international institutions, treaties, and agreements to rein in the spread of dangerous weapons and to ensure that all nations live up to their international obligations.
I applaud the President for organizing and hosting this week's summit, and I commend international leaders for their participation and for demonstrating their commitment to the cause of a more secure future.