Viet Nam advocates disarmament

Update: October, 15/2014 - 08:02
Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga. — Photo vov

NEW YORK (VNS) — Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN, has confirmed Viet Nam's ongoing policy to support comprehensive disarmament, especially with regard to nuclear weapons.

She made the statement at the general debate of the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security of the 69th UN General Assembly in New York on Monday.

She highlighted Viet Nam's commitment to joining other countries for the common goal of disarmament and to abiding by relevant missions in this area.

She called on the international community to step up its efforts to reduce the number of weapons and prioritise addressing disputes via peaceful means in line with the UN Charter and international law.

The ambassador described this as a crucial premise for states and the UN to push ahead with disarmament and prepare for a conference on nuclear non-proliferation in 2015, while also accelerating negotiations on related treaties and ensuring security for non-nuclear countries.

She also thanked foreign partners for supporting Viet Nam as Chair of the Boards of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the 2013-2014 tenure. — VNS