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Indonesia appeals for nuclear disarmament at international forums

17th May 2017 | 1.879 Views
Indonesia appeals for nuclear disarmament at international forums
Rachmat Budiman. (kemlu.go.id)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government continues to call for discussions on nuclear and chemical weapons disarmament at international forums, Indonesian Permanent Representative in Vienna Ambassador Rachmat Budiman stated.

"There is an imbalance in the implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, so Indonesia continues to push for discussions on nuclear disarmament at international forums," Ambassador Budiman said here on Wednesday.

The statement was delivered during the Foreign Policy Review Forum 2017 in Jakarta titled "Nuclear: Threats and Benefits."

According to Budiman, Indonesia has always played an active role in supporting efforts to abolish and ban nuclear weapons at the regional and global levels.

He explained that Indonesias position on the issue of nuclear weapons is in line with the 1945 Constitution, especially the part in which Indonesia is obliged to contribute to creating global peace and order.

In addition, Indonesia has issued Law No. 8 of 1978 on Ratification of Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear Weapon Dispersion.

To this end, Ambassador Budiman said Indonesias position on the issue of nuclear weapons refers to the two laws implemented through the three pillars of nuclear treatment.

The three pillars are disarmament, non-proliferation, and peaceful use of nuclear energy.

"In applying those three pillars, Indonesia underlines the need to implement the three pillars in transparent and non-discriminatory ways," the ambassador asserted.

He noted that Indonesia also continues to encourage incentives for countries that have ratified the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
(Uu.KR-LWA/INE/KR-BSR/F001)