Focal point of Mongolia’s nuclear-weapon-free status sent on 15 August the following message to the focal point of the African nuclear-weapon-free zone:
“It is with great satisfaction that we have learned of the 28th ratification of the Pelindaba NWFZ treaty by the Republic of Burundi . This triggers entry into force of the treaty confirming the strong determination of African nations to promote a nuclear-weapon-free world. The treaty not only bans the development, acquisition, production or possession of any nuclear explosive device on the African continent or its surrounding islands but also prohibits dumping nuclear waste, armed attacks on nuclear installations as well as makes mandatory physical protection of nuclear material and facilities. It also creates conditions for making the entire southern hemisphere nuclear-weapon free.
Mongolia supports establishment of NWFZ as a practical means of promoting nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. On its part it is working to institutionalize its single-State nuclear-weapon-free zone status and to make it an integral part of the emerging network of NWFZs, the ultimate aim of which is creation of a nuclear-weapon-free, more safe and secure world.
The Mongolian focal point is looking forward to working with the Pelindaba treaty members through your high office as its focal point.”