Emphasizing that in its foreign policy Mongolia sets the goal of pursuing its national interests, developing friendly cooperation with all the countries of the world as well as actively contributing, to the efforts of the international community to strengthen peace and security;
Emphasizing also that with respect to its two neighboring States Mongolia is pursuing the policy of maintaining balanced and friendly relations and developing broad cooperation;
Welcoming the Joint Declaration of People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, on Mongolia’s Nuclear-Weapon-free Status signed on 17 September 2012;
Noting in particular the intent of these states, expressed their Joint Declaration of 17 September 2012, as long as Mongolia maintains its nuclear-free-status, to respect that status and not to contribute to any act that violate it;
Mongolia declares as follows:
1. Mongolia is pursuing policy of refraining from joining any military alliance or grouping, or allowing the use of its territory against any other State as well as banning the stationing on its territory of foreign troops and weapons, including nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.
2. Mongolia confirms that as a non-nuclear-weapons-State party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons it has fully complied with, in particular, the commitments set out in Article II of that Treaty, and that, pursuant to the Law of Mongolia on its Nuclear-Free-Weapon-Free Status, which entered into force on February 3, 2000, Mongolia also has the domestic legal status of being free from all nuclear weapons.
3. Mongolia confirms that, pursuant to Mongolia’s law on its nuclear-weapon-free status, committing, initiating, or participating in the following acts or activities relating to nuclear weapons is prohibited on the territory of Mongolia:
a) developing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring, possessing or having control over nuclear weapons;
b) stationing or transporting nuclear weapons by any means;
c) testing or using nuclear weapons;
d) dumping or disposing of nuclear-weapons-grade radioactive material or nuclear waste;
e) transporting through the territory of Mongolia nuclear weapons, or parts or components thereof, as well as nuclear waste or any other nuclear material specially designed or produced for weapons purposes.
4. Mongolia welcomes the following texts, which constitute the elements on which Mongolia’s nuclear-weapon-free status is based:
a) The statement concerning security assurances for Mongolia as regards nuclear weapons issued on October 5, 2000, by the People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America;
b) The Joint Declaration of the People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America on Mongolia’s Nuclear-Weapon-Free Status issued on 17 September 2012.
H.E. Mr. Od Och
Permanent Representative of Mongolia to United Nations
17 September 2012, New York