SL expresses concern over slow progess on International Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament

SL expresses concern over slow progess on International Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament

SL expresses concern over slow progess on International Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament

Written by Staff Writer

23 Aug, 2016 | 8:05 pm

Sri Lanka has expressed concern on the slow progress made over the decades on international multilateral nuclear disarmament.

A statement from the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva says that Sri Lanka affirms its support for the convening of a conference in 2017 to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons that would lead towards their total elimination.

It adds that the agreement on such a negotiation would ensure the fulfillment of the UN membership at large.

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the UN , Ravinatha Ariyasinha, speaking at the General Assembly Mandated Open-Minded Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations in Geneva, has stressed that this is an opportunity for states to come up with concrete steps on multilateral disarmament and encouraged making forward-looking recommendations to the General Assembly.

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