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  • Affiliation : Director, Department for non-proliferation and arms control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
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Statement by Head of the Russian Delegation Mikhail I. Uliyanov to the Third Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference (General Debate)

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weaponsis rightly regarded as a cornerstone of the global strategic stability and security. It laid a foundation for nuclear disarmament, prevention of horizontal proliferation of nuclear weapons and productive international cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Had it not been for the political shrewdness of our predecessors who signed the NPT more than four decades ago, the international relations of today would look different, and – I dare assume - our world would be far less secure and less stable.

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New York, 29 April 2014