26 Mars 2016
White House officials say world leaders will discuss measures to fight terrorism at a special meeting of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington next week.
Leaders from more than 50 countries, including US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, are scheduled to attend the 2-day summit that opens on Thursday. The agenda will include ways to prevent terrorists from obtaining nuclear materials.
The White House officials say the special meeting is being planned following the terrorist attacks in Belgium.
They say the leaders will exchange views on the threat of the Islamic State militant group and other organizations targeting urban areas to enhance their preparedness against terrorism.
On the sidelines of the summit, President Obama, Prime Minister Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye are scheduled to hold a 3-way summit.
Obama will also meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
They are expected to discuss recent provocative actions by North Korea, including a nuclear test and ballistic missile launches.