I am pleased to convey my warm greetings to the Stockholm Initiative’s Ministerial meeting.
Individually, you represent different regions.
Together, you represent a collective commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons – the highest disarmament priority of the United Nations.
I commend your efforts to strengthen the disarmament and non-proliferation regime, especially its centrepiece, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
In seeking common ground, you are working to overcome a dangerous trust deficit between nuclear-armed States.