On April 12 and 13, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development hosts in Paris the partner countries of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), which is marking its 30th anniversary.
Established by the members of the G7 to combat the proliferation of missiles liable to be carrying weapons of mass destruction, the MTCR has proven its effectiveness over the past three decades by slowing the development of programs in this area, notably through the voluntary implementation of export rules. The regime has also expanded and now includes 35 partners from every continent.
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, France applauds the MTCR’s contribution to international peace and security. Faced with the destabilizing ballistic activities of certain countries, especially North Korea, Iran and Syria, the MTCR and the control of ballistic technologies remains a cornerstone of international security now more than ever.