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Director-General of the Department of Arms Control of the Foreign Ministry Fu Cong Attends the Dialogue between the P5 Delegations and Academia

2019/02/02

On January 31, 2019, Director-General of the Department of Arms Control of the Foreign Ministry Fu Cong attended the Dialogue between the P5 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council) Delegations and Academia, introduced the situation of the 8th formal conference among the five nuclear-weapon states held in Beijing on January 30, and communicated and interacted with the representatives.

Fu Cong expressed that the theme of the Beijing P5 Conference is "Strengthening P5 Coordination, Safeguarding Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Regime". All sides exchanged views on nuclear policies and relevant strategic issues, and discussed strengthening the NPT regime. As the coordinator for the process of cooperation among the five nuclear-weapon states and the host country of the conference, China attaches high importance to the cooperation mechanism of the five nuclear-weapon states, and actively pushes the five nuclear-weapon states to make use of the platform to carry out earnest and professional dialogues regarding strategic issues.

Fu Cong expressed that the five nuclear-weapon states reach a series of consensus through the Beijing P5 Conference. The five nuclear-weapon states agree to make concerted efforts to enhance mutual trust, continuously advance the process of nuclear disarmament, jointly safeguard international non-proliferation regime, remain committed to promoting the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and work together to safeguard the integrity and effectiveness of the NPT regime. The five nuclear-weapon states attach importance to the legitimate security concerns of non-nuclear-weapon states and stand ready to continuously carry out constructive dialogues with non-nuclear-weapon states.

The Dialogue was organized by China Arms Control and Disarmament Association and was attended by over 80 people including representatives from governments and academic institutions of the five nuclear-weapon states, officials from the international non-governmental organizations in Beijing and embassies of some non-nuclear-weapon states in China and media outlets. The theme of the Dialogue is "Safeguarding NPT Regime: Shared Responsibilities and Joint Efforts."

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