supports nuke-free world
HA NOI —
"Vietnamese people are whole-heartedly supportive of the noble goal set by
the World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs," said State
President Nguyen Minh Triet in his congratulatory message to the conference
opening today in Hiroshima, Japan.
Triet stated that Viet
Nam, "a nation which underwent over 30 years of struggle for national
liberation with great losses and sufferings," is all too aware of the
dangers of destructive weapons in warfare. Even today, "in the peaceful
time of national construction," the Vietnamese are "still enduring
serious consequences" of the wartime use of chemical weapons, including
Agent Orange and dioxin.
The President stressed
that the World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs offers an
opportunity for peace-loving and progressive people all over the world to
reaffirm their solidarity in protecting mankind from nuclear disasters.
continues to render on us the responsibility to raise our voices in warning
against the destructive disaster of nuclear weapons to life on our planet,"
He also said that the
conference would serve as a reminder of the need to demand that states
developing nuclear weapons "implement the United Nations General Assembly
Resolution approved in December 2005 calling for the commitment to the reduction
and total elimination of nuclear weapons on Earth. To do this is entirely in
conformity with the will and wish of all progressive and peace-loving people in
the world." — VNS