ASEAN foreign ministers concerned over nuclear weapon threat ASEAN

ASEAN foreign ministers concerned over nuclear weapon threat

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries on February 17 issued a statement showing their concern over the existential threat facing humanity posed by the existence and modernisation of nuclear weapons, highlighting that the total elimination of nuclear weapons is the only way to guarantee against their use and threat of use.
Meeting of Commission for SEANWFZ Treaty held Politics

Meeting of Commission for SEANWFZ Treaty held

The meeting of the Commission for the Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) was held online on September 9 following the opening ceremony and plenary session of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Hanoi.
Vietnam chairs Geneva session on disarmament Politics

Vietnam chairs Geneva session on disarmament

Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of the Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, chaired the second plenary session in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28 discussing effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapon – Negative Security Assurances (NSAs).
US media highlights DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit World

US media highlights DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit

The US’s media has made judgments about the results of the first working day of the second summit between US President Donald Trump and leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un in Hanoi on February 27.
Vietnam attends SEANWFZ, AICHR meetings in Singapore Politics

Vietnam attends SEANWFZ, AICHR meetings in Singapore

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung has attended the Executive Committee of the Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty (SEANWFZ)’s conference and the meeting between ASEAN foreign ministers and representatives from the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).
 G21 emphasises need for nuclear disarmament World

G21 emphasises need for nuclear disarmament

Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament is essential to the world’s peace and security, and the total elimination of nuclear weapons is the only guarantee for countries not to be threatened with or attacked by nuclear weapons.
Vietnam ratifies Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Politics

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 ratifying the document.
ASEAN concerned about DPRK’s weapon programme ASEAN

ASEAN concerned about DPRK’s weapon programme

Representatives of the 10 ASEAN member countries at the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) have criticised the missiles and nuclear weapon programme of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Philippines rejects expulsion of DPRK from regional forum World

Philippines rejects expulsion of DPRK from regional forum

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on August 3 that the country does not support the expulsion of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) despite calls from the US.
Vietnam applauds global treaty banning nuclear weapons Politics

Vietnam applauds global treaty banning nuclear weapons

The adoption of the first-ever global treaty to ban nuclear weapons at the recent United Nations conference has great historical, ethical and legal meaning, sending out an important political message reiterating the determination and aspiration of people around the world to eliminate nuclear weapons, a Vietnamese diplomat has said.