Bangladesh fully committed to nuclear disarmament: Foreign Minister

Published : 24 Sep 2023 01:45 AM | Updated : 24 Sep 2023 04:36 PM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh's commitment to general and complete disarmament is a fundamental aspect of its foreign policy under the guidance of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Dr Momen said Bangladesh, since becoming a member of the United Nations, has consistently played an active role in United Nations disarmament diplomacy.

The Foreign Minister met with CTBTO (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization) Executive Secretary Dr. Robert Floyd on the sidelines of the 78th UNGA at CTBTO liaison office in the UNGA building recently, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.

The CTBTO Executive Secretary requested Bangladesh's assistance in encouraging other countries that haven't yet signed the CTBT to agree to the treaty.

Bangladesh, as the first South Asian country, signed and ratified the CTBT in 2000.