Foreign Minister, Marty Natalegawa together with Hungarian Foreign Minister,
Janos Martonyi, has been elected as the joint President of the Conference on
Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
(CTBT) during the 8th meeting which took place at UN Headquarters, New York
conference aims to determine the next steps to accelerate the implementation of
the CTBT, including encouraging the eight Annex 2 countries that have not
ratified the CTBT. Without the ratification of all Annex 2 countries, the CTBT
cannot be enforced.
the joint Conference President, Indonesia and Hungary have the task of coordinating
international efforts in realizing the imposition of the CTBT. At the
Conference, Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs Minister call for the eight Annex 2
countries to ratify the CTBT without having to wait for one other, in order to
expedite the implementation of the CTBT.
implementation of the CTBT is a milestone in creating the world free of nuclear
weapons,” Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa stressed.
achieve these objectives, it is necessary for the government, NGOs and
international organizations to make joint efforts to improve the understanding
of the objectives of the CTBT and the importance of the implementation of the
the conference to the Final Declaration and Measures to Promote the Entry into
Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty has been approved, which
reaffirms the commitment of the countries to encourage the implementation of
the CTBT immediately.
addition, the Declaration also determines the necessary steps, including
supporting the establishment of the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) which will
help promote the CTBT in particular to the eight Annex 2 countries that have
not ratified the treaty, namely the U.S., China, India, Pakistan, Israel, North
Korea, Iran, and Egypt. (Source: New York PTRI)