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Dhaka signs nuclear nonproliferation treaty

Dhaka signs nuclear nonproliferation treaty

Bangladesh signed nuclear disarmament treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, according to a statement issued today in New York.

The United Nations on July 7, 2017 adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which, Bangladesh signed last week from first group amongst the UN member states, it said.

Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen said Bangladesh favoured the total elimination of nuclear weapons to ensure full stoppage of its uses.

He said the United Nations marked the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 26 at the high-level plenary session at the UN Headquarters.

At a high-level meeting on disarmament of nuclear weapons on September 2013 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said “Bangladesh believes that Nuclear Weapons cannot ensure ultimate security and peace. This can only be ensured only by empowering people through education, socioeconomic progress and democratic values.”