Council conclusions on the Ninth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

Council of the EU
  • 20/04/2015
  • 12:30
  • Press release
  • 189/15
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
20/04/2015
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1.       The Council recalls that the European Union is united in regarding the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime, the essential foundation for the pursuit of nuclear disarmament in accordance with Article VI of the NPT and an important element in the further development of nuclear energy applications for peaceful purposes. The Council reaffirms that the EU is committed to upholding and preserving the NPT as a key priority, and as a multilateral instrument for maintaining and reinforcing international peace, security and stability.

2.       The Council welcomes the upcoming Ninth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons which will be held from 27 April to 22 May 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York and underlines its importance as a key milestone in global non-proliferation and disarmament issues.

3.       Bearing in mind the current severe security environment, the Council reiterates the European Union's unwavering support for all three pillars of the Treaty and to the implementation of all commitments assumed under it or undertaken during previous Review Conferences.