The Seminar on Implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 in Asia and the Pacific Held in Beijing
2006/07/13

On July 12, the seminar on implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 in Asia and the Pacific was opened in Beijing. Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai attended and addressed its opening ceremony.

Cui pointed out that the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 has played an important role in promoting international non-proliferation cooperation and denying non-state actors of access to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He emphasized China opposes the proliferation of WMD and, as a permanent member of UN Security Council, it has always taken a highly responsible approach towards non-proliferation issues and contributed its share to international non-proliferation efforts.

This seminar was initiated by the Chinese government and was co-sponsored by the United Nations, the European Union and the governments of China, Australia, Demark, Norway and the UK. UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs Nobuaki Tanaka and officials from nearly 30 countries and international organizations were present at the seminar.

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