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Cabinet clears proposal to sign deal prohibiting nuke weapons

11 Sep,2017



Dhaka, BdChronicle:

The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for signing the ‘Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons’ on the sidelines of the upcoming 72nd UN General Assembly session in New York this month.

The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting at the Bangladesh Secretariat, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the Prime Minister will sign the treaty on behalf of Bangladesh aimed at fulfilling the common aspirations of a world without nuclear weapons.

The countries at a meeting at the United Nations in New York on July 7 last adopted the Treaty by a vote of 122 countries in favour, one against with one abstention. It is the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years.

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