FM about Mongolia's position on banning nuclear weapon testsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Purevsuren expressed a position of his country over banning nuclear tests at the 9th Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty which ran Tuesday in New York, USA.
Purevsuren underlined that having the Treaty enter force is vital for the global efforts for the disarmament of nuclear weapons. Mongolia always aspires to contribute to disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, he said. Mongolia proclaimed its territory as nuclear weapon-free zone in 1992 and joined the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty in 1997, cooperating with related parties.
The FM urged countries to intensify their efforts for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and pointed out that Mongolia will back a final document to be issued by the conference.
Mongolia signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty on October 1 of 1996 and ratified it on August 8 of 1997.