Guatemala Supports the Elimination of Nuclear Testing to Ensure Peace and Security in the World

The Minister of Foreign Affairs participated in The 13th Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty."

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, AGN- The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro, spoke at the 13th Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban -CTBT-. The event took place in New York, United States.

The conference was co-sponsored by Norway and Panama. During the conference, the minister reiterated Guatemala’s commitment to complete, verifiable, and irreversible general disarmament.

Their participation was organized for the dialogue among many nations, capitalizing on the opportunity that the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations presented due to the attendance of several world leaders in the same city.

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons

The Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized Guatemala’s support for eliminating nuclear testing.

Regarding the country’s peaceful stance in foreign affairs, he stated: “Only with a world free of nuclear weapons will we be able to speak of peace and security in the world.”

Guatemala is one of the nations that have expressed the need for nuclear disarmament. In this regard, Minister Búcaro reiterated this message during the conference by stating, “We reaffirm our commitment to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects, demonstrated through our participation as a State party to international treaties on this matter and the particular interest given to their effective enforcement.”

Finally, he reaffirmed the need for Annex II States to ratify it as soon as possible so that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty would be effective immediately.

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