Wednesday, August 15 2018

VietNamNews

Việt Nam ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Update: May, 19/2018 - 06:00
Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, head of the Việt Nam Permanent Mission to the United Nations, deposited with the UN Secretary General Việt Nam’s instrument of ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on May 17, becoming the 10th country ratifying the document. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

NEW YORK — Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, head of the Việt Nam Permanent Mission to the United Nations, deposited with the UN Secretary General Việt Nam’s instrument of ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on May 17, becoming the 10th country ratifying the document.

So far, the treaty has been signed by 58 countries. Once ratified by 50 countries, it will enter in force.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh signed the treaty on September 22, 2017, in the framework of the 72nd UN General Assembly’s High-level Meeting.

Being one of the first countries to sign and ratify the treaty, Việt Nam has shown its consistent advocation for peace and supporting nuclear disarmament across the world.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has a historical significance, as this is the first international document comprehensively prohibiting the development, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing, stockpiling, transferring, receiving, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons.

Particularly, the treaty regulates that any State involving in activities related to the testing or use of nuclear weapons shall have responsibility to provide adequate assistance to affected State parties, for the purpose of victim assistance and environmental remediation.

It also allows States owning nuclear weapons to join the treaty after eliminating the weapons. — VNS

 

 

 

Send Us Your Comments:

See also: