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Cuba calls for cessation of nuclear weapons

United Nations, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated on Friday as a top priority for the UN the need for nuclear disarmament with strict adherence to multilateralism, the goals and principles of the UN Charter and International Law.

During a debate in the first committee of the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA), Cuban Ambassador Yuri Gala considered this issue as a matter of survival for humanity.

As long as the achievement of a world free of nuclear weapons remains pending, nuclear disarmament must continue to be top priority, the Cuban ambassador said.

The Summit of the Future, scheduled for 2024, cannot dismiss it as discussing efforts to contribute to international peace and security.

The representative reaffirmed Havana’s commitment to full, effective and non-discriminatory implementation of Biological, Toxin and Chemical Weapons Conventions, as well as to the universalization of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

In turn, it strongly condemned the imposition of unilateral coercive measures that hinder, in a discriminatory manner, the exercise of the right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy; as well as the promotion of international cooperation and the scientific-technological progress of member States in the biological and chemical fields.

Meanwile, the Cuban ambassador rejected the covert and illegal use of information and communications technologies and radio electronic space to subvert the legal and political order, as well as the use of these technologies to finance, encourage and commit violent actions and acts of terrorism.

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