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Chinese president offers five-point proposal for safer world

2009-09-25 08:05 BJT

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday made a five-point proposal for building a safer world for all through nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.

During an address at the U.N. Security Council nuclear summit, Hu said "nuclear proliferation remains a pressing issue and nuclear disarmament a long and arduous task."

Chinese President Hu Jintao (Front) addresses the Summit on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament at the United Nations headquarters in New York Sept. 24, 2009. The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons in a bid to seek a safer world for all, and to create conditions for a world without nuclear weapons. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Chinese President Hu Jintao (Front) addresses the Summit on Nuclear Non-
Proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament at the United Nations headquarters 
in New York Sept. 24, 2009. The U.N. Security Council on Thursday 
unanimously adopted a resolution to stop the proliferation of nuclear 
weapons in a bid to seek a safer world for all, and to create conditions 
for a world without nuclear weapons. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

"To realize a safer world for all, we must first and foremost remove the threat of nuclear war," he said.

The Chinese president called for efforts be made in the following five areas:

First, to maintain global strategic balance and stability and vigorously advance nuclear disarmament:

All nuclear-weapon states should fulfill in good faith obligations under Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and publicly undertake to not seek permanent possession of nuclear weapons.