The signing in Prague of the Protocol on Termination of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance signed in Warsaw on May 14, 1955 and its Extension Protocol signed in Warsaw on April 26, 1985.
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is opened for signing.
The PRC sets up the Second Corps of Artillery, the Chinese version of the Soviet Missile Forces.

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"The Fukushima tragedy of 2011, reparations for which have already amounted to $52 million fully demonstrated the necessity to create a common legal regime in this field under which the liability of the operating organization and the state would be limited and the victims would have full assurance concerning legal safeguards of their rights and interests" — Konstantin Stalmakhov, Andrey Shkarbanov, Department for legal and corporate affairs of the ROSATOM national nuclear corporation.


"During the last two and a half months our initiative has received further development. I think, the reaction to our proposals is rather good by the Conference on disarmament standards. More than a dozen countries, including very influential ones, have supported us. The vast majority says that the initiative is interesting and there is a feeling that if we ensure consensus, these countries join it with enthusiasm," – said Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms control, the Russian Foreign Ministry.


“Today the nuclear nonproliferation regime faces a range of key challenges. These challenges fall under four main categories: ongoing difficulties with the implementation and universalization of the treaty, the disturbance of strategic stability, increasingly ineffective mechanisms of multilateral diplomacy, and a lack of progress towards establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East” — “Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime in 2016-2020”.

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