Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi speaks at the High Level Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for Nuclear Disarmament, in New York, Monday (26/09/2022). Photo/Ministry of Foreign Affairs ri
“Moreover, currently there are more than 13,000 nuclear weapons in the world. Meanwhile, countries that have nuclear weapons continue to modernize their nuclear weapons,” said Retno.
He added, “This situation adds to Indonesia’s concerns about the slow development and lack of commitment to nuclear disarmament efforts.”
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Regarding this matter, Foreign Minister Retno conveyed three main messages: First, nuclear disarmament must continue to be a shared priority. Second, global disarmament mechanisms need to be strengthened. Third, the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes must continue to be put forward.
Retno also emphasized, “The safety of mankind from nuclear disaster is the responsibility of all countries. In this regard, Indonesia continues to be committed to supporting these efforts.”
The commemoration of the International Day of Nuclear Disarmament is carried out in order to encourage all nuclear countries to carry out their commitments to eliminate nuclear weapons, and to cooperate in ensuring the right of every country to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
This meeting is an annual agenda held under the mandate of UN MU Resolution 68/32 (2013) proposed by Indonesia, on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.