Indonesian lawmakers have agreed to accept a draft law on the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.

The objective of the Act is to criminalise nuclear terrorist attacks, promote cooperation for prevention and investigation, and protect against attacks on a range of targets, including nuclear power plants and reactors.

Antara News reports that the Indonesian agreement was reached at a hearing between Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and members of the House of Representatives’ Commission overseeing security and information in Jakarta on February 19.

The commission members said the draft ratification will be included into the agenda of the House’s plenary session, which is scheduled to be held on February 25.

The convention, proposed by Russia and first adopted on April 13, 2005 by the United Nations, has been passed by 115 organisations and 91 countries.-VNA