The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, participated today in the first meeting of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPAN), where he affirmed the island’s firm commitment to nuclear disarmament.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed via Twitter that the largest of the Antilles is proud to be one of the leading countries in negotiating and adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the fifth country to ratify it.
“Today I am participating in the first meeting of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, where I will reiterate Cuba’s firm commitment to nuclear disarmament. We are proud to be one of the leading countries in the #TPAN negotiation and adoption and the fifth country to ratify it,” wrote the headline on the aforementioned social network.
In his speech, Rodriguez Barilla warned that global military spending, which has grown in circles in the past seven years, has already reached a historic record and exceeded the figure of two million dollars for the first time.
The Secretary of State noted that the United States alone has allocated more than $800 billion to the war industry in 2021.
He also emphasized that the existence of more than 13,000 nuclear weapons is a global threat, and that their complete elimination in a transparent, verifiable and irreversible manner is the highest priority in the field of disarmament and the only way to ensure that humanity never suffers. More than its terrible effect.
In the framework of the event, the head of Cuban diplomacy held a meeting with the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Committee for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, Robert Floyd.
Through the social network Twitter, Rodriguez Bariloa reported that in the exchange, he affirmed Cuba’s commitment to the immediate implementation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the principled position in favor of nuclear disarmament, peace and the complete and effective prohibition of all nuclear weapons. the exams.
(taken from ACN)
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