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Non-Proliferation Treaty

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of the non-proliferation treaty review conference.

The Third Review Conference ended successfully on 21 September with the adoption by consensus of a final document. This included a solemn declaration by the parties of their conviction that the treaty is essential to international peace and security, their continued support for its objectives and their determination to enhance the implementation of the treaty and further to strengthen its authority.We warmly welcome this outcome which demonstrates renewed recognition of the importance of the treaty in preventing the further spread of nuclear weapons. It gives us confidence that the treaty will continue to play an essential role in international security and in facilitating the worldwide use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.