Cuba ratifies commitment to nuclear disarmament

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
2022-02-15 06:25:08


Havana, February 14 (RHC)-- Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez ratified on Monday Cuba's commitment to nuclear disarmament on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco.

In a tweet, the head of Cuban diplomacy wrote that his country will not rest in the effort to leave future generations a better world free from nuclear danger.

Cuba is honored to be part of the first densely populated area declared free of nuclear weapons in the world, Rodriguez said.

The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean is named after the area in Mexico, Tlatelolco, where it was signed.

Its purpose is to prohibit the testing, use, manufacture, acquisition, or deployment of this type of weapon in this part of the planet.

On Monday, the Member States of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean issued a statement in which they highlight this initiative as a political, legal and institutional reference for the creation of other nuclear-weapon-free zones, through agreements freely agreed between states of the interested region.

Cuba, together with the Non-Aligned Movement, demands the prohibition and total elimination of nuclear weapons and at the same time supports the right to the development and peaceful use of nuclear energy and its applications.

On January 22, 2021, the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, of which Cuba was the fifth country to ratify, came into force.


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