Vietnam ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations, deposited with the UN Secretary General Vietnam's instrument of ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on May 17, becoming the 10th country to do so. Once ratified by 50 countries, it will enter into force.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh signed the treaty last September, in the framework of the 72nd UN General Assembly's High-level Meeting. Being one of the first countries to sign and ratify the treaty, Vietnam has shown its consistent policy for peace and supporting nuclear disarmament across the world.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has a historical significance, as this is the first international document comprehensively prohibiting the development, testing, producing, manufacturing, possessing and stockpiling nuclear weapons, as well as threatening to use them.

Source: VOV5