The CSTO Permanent Council adopted a Statement on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the holding of the anniversary session of the Review Conference on the Treaty

09.09.2020

STATEMENT

of the Permanent Council

of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the entry into force

of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation

of Nuclear Weapons and the holding of the anniversary session

of the Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons


September 2, 2020 года                                                                                                                                                          Moscow, Russia

In connection with the 50th anniversary of the entry into force (March 5, 1970) of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) reaffirm the invariable value of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, as an important factor in maintaining international security and stability, and stand for its preservation and strict observance. The Treaty is the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime, a reliable basis for advancing towards nuclear and general and complete disarmament, and an effective instrument for promoting the peaceful application of atomic energy.

The CSTO member states note their full adherence to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, a unique document based on an agreement between nuclear and non-nuclear countries. "The unconditional and effective fulfillment by all Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons parties of their obligations, embodied in the balanced unity of three fundamental components: disarmament, non-proliferation and peaceful application of atomic energy, contributes to the implementation of common goals and objectives based on humane aspirations to achieve peace."

The CSTO member states emphasize that fifty years of the Treaty's existence have convincingly proved its effectiveness and compliance with the interests of both nuclear and non-nuclear states.

The CSTO member states call on all parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to maintain a constructive dialogue and make all necessary efforts to further successfully implement of the specific tasks for the coming period in the context of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. We express the hope that the forthcoming anniversary Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Review Conference next year will not only reaffirm the decisions of previous conferences, but will also set specific tasks for the coming period. In this regard, we advocate the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, as well as full implementation of Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons by all its parties.

We emphasize the significant contribution of the countries that voluntarily renounced the possession of nuclear weapons in reducing the nuclear threat, strengthening the Treaty on the Non

As part of the practical implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, we support the creation of nuclear-weapon-free zones and the observance of the ban on nuclear tests, as well as the intensification of efforts within the framework of the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia. We consider it important to unite efforts to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, which is one of the significant achievements of multilateral diplomacy.

The CSTO member states support the International Day against Nuclear Tests initiated by the Republic of Kazakhstan (August 29).

The CSTO member states reaffirm their commitment to the goals of strengthening global stability based on strict observance of international law, including treaties on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

The CSTO member states express confidence that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which has been in force for half a century, will continue to contribute to the unification of efforts of states, international and regional organizations in strengthening durable peace and reliable security for all with the central coordinating role of the UN.



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