BEIJING, Jan 30 (APP):China Wednesday asked the international community to adhere to multilateralism and comprehensively promote the nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament and peaceful use of nuclear energy determined by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
“As a staunch supporter of multilateralism, China has always firmly supported the purposes and objectives of the treaty,” Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Geng Shuang said during his regular briefing held here while responding to a question regarding the two-day conference of five nuclear powers opened here today.
The officials of the five nuclear powers including China, France, Russia, Britain, and the United States are attending the conference. They will have an in-depth exchange of views on issues such as nuclear policy and nuclear strategy, nuclear disarmament, and nuclear non-proliferation.
The spokesperson said the NPT is the cornerstone of the international nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament system and an important part of the post-war international security system.
Since its entry into force, it has played an important role in preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, promoting the nuclear disarmament process and promoting the peaceful use of nuclear energy, he added.
Gen Shuang said that China, France, Russia, Britain, and the United States have all confirmed that the five nuclear powers have important special responsibilities for maintaining international peace, security, and stability.
They also recognize that the current international security environment faces serious challenges and are willing to strengthen coordination, control differences and jointly respond to international Security challenge, he added.
He informed under the current situation, the five nuclear powers will sit down face to face and discuss in depth the urgent issues in the strategic security field, which itself sends an important positive signal.
During the meeting, the five nuclear powers will have an in-depth exchange of views on issues such as nuclear policy and nuclear strategy, nuclear disarmament, and nuclear non-proliferation.