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    Chinese envoy: country with largest nuclear arsenals should shoulder its responsibilities

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    UNITED NATIONS, September 27 — The United Nations General Assembly held a high-level plenary meeting on September 26 to commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Ambassador Geng Shuang, China‘s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, said at the meeting that countries with the largest nuclear arsenals should earnestly fulfill their special responsibilities and further reduce their nuclear arsenals significantly. and substantial.

    Amb. Geng said the complete prohibition and complete destruction of nuclear weapons and the eventual establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free world serve the common interests of mankind and are the shared aspiration of all countries. competition between major countries”, constantly strengthening military alliances, provoking confrontation between the parties, advancing the deployment of strategic forces and insisting on nuclear submarine cooperation. These actions increase the risk of a nuclear arms race and nuclear proliferation, hamper international nuclear disarmament efforts and run counter to the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons and building a world free of weapons. nuclear. “They should be terminated immediately,” he added. Humanity is an indivisible security community, and no country should seek its own security at the expense of others, Geng said. nuclear-armed countries to echo China‘s consistent policy of no first use of nuclear weapons. Countries with the largest nuclear arsenals should earnestly fulfill their special responsibilities and further reduce their nuclear arsenals significantly and substantially in order to create the conditions necessary for the eventual achievement of full and complete nuclear disarmament. Amb. Geng also stressed that China resolutely follows the path of peaceful development, always sticks to the nuclear strategy centered on self-defense, and will never use nuclear weapons first at any time under any circumstances. It pledges to maintain its nuclear force at the minimum level required for national security and does not compare its contribution, quantity or scale with other countries, or engage in a nuclear arms race with any other country. . In addition, China will continue to practice genuine multilateralism, work with the international community to advance nuclear disarmament, and make unremitting efforts to build a world free of nuclear weapons.

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