VIETNAM REITERATES CALL FOR COMPREHENSIVE BAN ON NUKE TESTS
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the UN, has reaffirmed his country’s position that a comprehensive ban on nuclear testing is an important step towards nuclear disarmament.
More than 277,700 signatures have been collected in Hanoi alone in support of the call for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
ASEAN rejects all kinds of nuclear tests that run counter to the efforts, international standards and relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, the ambassador, who chairs the ASEAN Committee in New York, said on August 26.
He joined the virtual meeting in commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests on August 29. The bloc supports the consolidation and implementation of nuclear weapon-free zone treaties, including the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ), he stated. The Vietnamese diplomat stressed that all ASEAN member states’ ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is the bloc’s practical contribution to the ban on nuclear testing.