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THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 

Malaysia welcomes the marking of the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) today. The Treaty is the first legally binding international instrument to comprehensively prohibit all activities related to nuclear weapons, including their development, testing, production, acquisition, possession, stockpiling, deployment and use.

Malaysia signed the TPNW as soon as it was opened for signature on 20 September 2017 and ratified the Treaty on 30 September 2020, making Malaysia the 46th State Party to the TPNW. To date, 86 States have signed and 59 States have ratified the Treaty.

Malaysia believes that the TPNW strengthens the global norms against the threat of nuclear weapons and that it is imperative for the Treaty to reach universality as soon as possible. On this important occasion, Malaysia continues to encourage other countries to expedite their accessions to the Treaty as a manifestation of their commitment towards general and complete disarmament and total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Malaysia reaffirms its unwavering commitment towards nuclear disarmament and will continue to work closely with other partners to attain a world free of the threat of nuclear weapons.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

22 January 2022