United Nations

A/50/90


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

6 March 1995

ORIGINAL:
FRENCH


Fiftieth session
Item 70 of the preliminary list*



                       GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT

       Letter dated 2 March 1995 from the Permanent Representative of 
       France to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General



    I have the honour to transmit to you herewith the text, in English and in
French, of the statement issued on 28 February 1995 by the Presidency on
behalf of the European Union on the accession of Argentina to the Treaty on
the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

    I should be grateful if you would have this letter and its annex issued

as a document of the General Assembly under item 70 of the preliminary list.


                                               (Signed)  Jean-Bernard MERIMEE



















                        

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                                    ANNEX

                                               [Original:  English and French]

            Statement by the Presidency on behalf of the European

            Union on the accession of Argentina to the Treaty on 
                   the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons


    The European Union welcomes the fact that Argentina has deposited on
10 February its instrument of accession to the Treaty on the Non-

Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as a non-nuclear-weapon State.  This
accession confirms Argentina's firm commitment to contribute towards
international nuclear non-proliferation efforts, as already demonstrated by
the quadripartite agreement concluded between Argentina, Brazil, the
Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials
and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Treaty for the

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Treaty of Tlatelolco)
ratified by Argentina on 18 January 1994.

    The European Union takes this opportunity to underscore its belief in
universal adherence to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
and calls upon States which have not yet done so to accede to the Treaty as

non-nuclear-weapon States.

    The Central and Eastern European countries associated with the Union
align themselves with this statement.



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