IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei will travel to Washington next week for working meetings with senior US government officials, likely including President Bush. The purpose of the trip is to discuss current efforts to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
Both Dr. ElBaradei and President Bush have proposed measures for stronger action against nuclear proliferation, separately outlining sets of proposals in February. "I have the same concern and sense of urgency expressed by President Bush to shore up the non-proliferation regime and global security system," Dr. ElBaradei said at the time. He called on the international community to engage in an "urgent dialogue that can move us towards an agreed package of measures to strengthen the non-proliferation regime and international security system."