Cuba reiterates its support to eradication of nuclear weapons
- Submitted by: Juana
- Politics and Government
- 02 / 18 / 2017
Cuba’s ambassador to Mexico, Pedro Nunez Mosquera said on Wednesday that he is proud of belonging to the first densely populated region in the world declared Free Zone of Nuclear Weapons, reported Cubaminrex website.
During a speech at the 25th Session of the General Conference for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean held in Mexico City, Nunez Mosquera highlighted the efforts of the entity’s General Secretary Luiz Felipe de Macedo for the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
The Cuban diplomat recalled that the region’s heads of states formally proclaimed Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace during the 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held in Havana on January 2014.
With CELAC, our region advanced towards superior ways of integration, that is why we continue to support strengthening ties between CELAC and the General Conference for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the region, he said.
The Cuban ambassador to Mexico urged all OPANAL member nations to continue coordinating positions and contributing to the implementation of practical actions as a follow up to the High Level Nuclear Disarmament Meeting at the UN General Assembly held on September 26th, 2013.
OPANAL is an inter-governmental organization made up by 33 States from Latin America and Caribbean, which was signed and ratified the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the region known as the Treaty of Tlatelolco. (acn)