SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES LIBYA’S DECISION TO ACT ON TREATIES BANNING NUCLEAR TESTING, CHEMICAL WEAPONS

12 January 2004
SG/SM/9108-DC/2903

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES LIBYA’S DECISION TO ACT ON TREATIES BANNING NUCLEAR TESTING, CHEMICAL WEAPONS

12/01/2004
Press ReleaseSG/SM/9108 DC/2903

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES LIBYA’S DECISION TO ACT ON TREATIES

BANNING NUCLEAR TESTING, CHEMICAL WEAPONS

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General welcomes Libya’s decisions to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).  He considers these decisions as positive steps that can help strengthen global efforts to prevent the spread and use of weapons of mass destruction in both these deadly categories.  He urges all States to accede to all disarmament treaties, and to implement them in full.

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