The Cabinet of Ministers agreed to the proposal submitted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to sign the agreement on banning nuclear weapons and to initiate the applicable national legal formulation review with the objective of finalizing the ratification process as soon as possible, Co-cabinet Spokesman Mass Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.
He was addressing the cabinet media briefing held today at the Government Information Department.
The first ever multi-lateral agreement on banning nuclear weapons applicable globally for banning nuclear weapons at a wider sphere was signed on the 07th July 2017 at the United Nations Organization with the collaboration of 122 countries.
The accord was effective since 26th January 2021 while 86 parties have ratified the accord and 57 nations have disengaged. Sri Lanka has also voted for the passing of this accord supporting the endeavor and promoting the universal adjustments constantly.
The accord bans development of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosives, experimenting, manufacturing / designing, production, exchange, keep in possession, storing as well threatening of using them or allowing to station such weaponry and assisting / hosting, encouraging or motivating any party to engage in such activity to the partner nations of this accord.
Signing of this accord is fully in accordance and stands with the Sri Lankan policy standard of massacre weapons and nuclear disarmament policy.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 – 13:30