Your Excellency Mr President of the General Assembly, Foreign Minister [Alberto] Romulo [of the Philippines], Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,
I am honoured to address the General Assembly today.
I would like to thank particularly His Excellency the President of the General Assembly, Ali Abdussalam Treki, for convening this thematic debate on Disarmament and World Security.
This session could not be more timely.
There is encouraging momentum around the world for disarmament and non-proliferation.