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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the International Day against Nuclear Tests

29.08.2014 - Press release

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (29 August) on the International Day against Nuclear Tests:

Although crisis diplomacy is often the main item on the agenda at the moment, we must not lose sight of our long-term disarmament efforts.

Germany is vigorously to lobby intensely for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which would make the development and upgrading of nuclear weapons significantly more difficult, thus greatly enhancing security for the international community.

I call in particular on the states that are still hesitant as regards implementing the Treaty to join us, with courage and determination, in making the world somewhat safer.

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Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation

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