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Nation supports nuke-free world

Update: August, 02/2006 - 00:00

Nation supports nuke-free world

(02-08-2006)

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.

"This conference 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," Triet said.

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