Cabinet okays proposal to sign UN nuclear weapon ban treaty


PV Desk : The Cabinet today approved a proposal for signing the “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons”, a legally binding instrument of the UN prohibiting nuclear weapons.

The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat, Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on behalf of Bangladesh will sign the treaty during the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA) this month.

The UNGA adopted the treaty in July this year in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 71/258 to frame a legally binding instrument which includes a comprehensive set of prohibitions on participating in any nuclear weapon activities.

The cabinet secretary said 122 member states of the UN including Bangladesh agreed to sign the treaty.