Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | October 17, 2018

CTBTO Executive Secretary at 15th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club

Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo spoke at the 15th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club where he expressed hope that China, North Korea and the United States will ratify the CTBT. Zerbo said that such a move, if taken, would change the future of non-proliferation. On the sidelines of the meeting, he commented that he would seek to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula at his forthcoming meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and also stated that “We (CTBTO) have the resources and expertise to do in-field measurements that could contribute to what the international community wants to do in  the DPRK”. North Korea has to prove to the international community that the country has indeed stopped conducting nuclear tests, he added. It might be the CTBTO or any other international organization that would provide the expertise and resources to confirm North Korea’s claims, stated Zerbo on the sidelines of the event. “Of course, we are working closely to create the conditions for the eight remaining countries [to ratify the treaty]. I don’t make a difference between the eight countries, what I say is that any single of the eight remaining countries can make a difference for the CTBT”, concluded the Executive Secretary at the margin of the meeting on Monday.

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