Non-proliferation – Third Preparatory Committee for the review cycle of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (29 April 2019)

The Third Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference will open today in New York under the chairmanship of Malaysia.

On this occasion, France reaffirms its attachment to this treaty which is key to collective security and has, for the past 50 years, made it possible to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to make progress toward nuclear disarmament, while facilitating the widespread sharing of the benefits of the peaceful application of nuclear technology.

In a context of deteriorating international security, marked by renewed regional tensions and proliferation crises, France considers it imperative to consolidate a multilateral order grounded in law. It is determined to work toward making the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference a success.