China urges intensified international efforts in nuclear non-proliferation

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 7 — China on Tuesday called on the international community to intensify its efforts to address the potential threat posed by nuclear non-proliferation.

Speaking at the General Debate of the First Committee of the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wang Qun, Chinese ambassador for disarmament affairs, said that nuclear non- proliferation and nuclear disarmament are mutually reinforcing and supplementary to each other.

"To achieve complete prohibition and thorough destruction of nuclear weapons for a nuclear-weapon-free world, the international efforts in nuclear non-proliferation must be vigorously intensified in eliminating the risk of nuclear weapon proliferation," Wang said.

The ambassador called for the international nuclear non- proliferation regime to be consolidated and strengthened, and emphasized that non-proliferation issues be resolved peacefully through political and diplomatic means and within the framework of existing international law.

Wang said that China has made unremitting efforts in seeking peaceful resolution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and Iranian nuclear issue through dialogue and negotiation.

"To achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and consultation represents the common understanding of international community, but the only feasible way to solve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula," Wang stressed.

Wang welcomed the progress made in recent Geneva Talks on the Iranian nuclear issues and appreciates the flexibilities shown by all relevant parties in the talks.

"We hope all parties will seize the current optimum opportunity and keep the momentum of dialogue in an intensified diplomatic effort to seek a comprehensive, long-term and proper solution," the ambassador added. (PNA/Xinhua) ALM/ebp

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