1. 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit Preparatory Secretariat(Director: the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kim Sung-hwan), on 7th to 10th Feb, received the 1st advance group which consists of officials of participating nations in South Korea and our representatives through two times, explained of our preparation status, revealed the conference hall, and proceeded bilateral discussion.
o With the participation of the officials of 50 participating nations in South Korea and our representatives, 250 representatives including the ambassadors of Denmark, Brazil, Singapore, Spain, Argentina, Israel, China, Pakistan, France, and the protocol chief of the ministry of foreign affairs and the officials of the key ministries such as the presidential office and prime minister's office of South Korea.
2. The Preparatory Secretariat in 2 days schedule, has divided the advance group into 2 groups and performed ▲ the briefing of preparation status such as ceremony, escort, media, ▲ revealing of event locations such as the conference hall, the airport, ▲ procedure of bilateral discussions. We also proceeded the meetings for the successful host of the Summit, where we gave the explanation regarding the preparation status and listened to the demand and request of the participating nations.
3. The representatives of the participating nations have highly appreciated our effort for the detail and effective preparation for hosting the biggest summit event in security area, and also promised to strengthen the cooperation through close communications in the remaining 40 days.
4. The Preparatory Secretariat is expected to receive the 2nd advance group in the beginning of March, and get everything in full readiness through final discussions for the successful host of the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.