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Decision to extend Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons indefinitely

On 11 May 1995 in New York, the European Union adopted a decision to extend indefinitely the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

The Commission President, Mr. Jacques Santer, has welcomed this decision wholeheartedly and is particularly satisfied that th...
On 11 May 1995 in New York, the European Union adopted a decision to extend indefinitely the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

The Commission President, Mr. Jacques Santer, has welcomed this decision wholeheartedly and is particularly satisfied that the outcome was achieved by consensus. It was the consequence of the active participation of all the Treaty's Member States and their willingness to take account of the constraints and aspirations of each one to arrive at compromise solutions.

Since July 1994, the European Union has worked resolutely towards such an objective through a joint action. By means of the Review and Extension Conference, it made its contribution to this joint achievement.

This decision will strengthen the international norm of non-proliferation and from now will constitute one of the bases of international security in the next century. The two decisions taken concerning the process for reviewing the Treaty and the principles and objectives for non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament will also contribute to better implementation of the Treaty.

In helping to strengthen trust between States, the decision to extend the NPT guarantees the achievement of the Treaty's three essential objectives: combating the proliferation of nuclear weapons, access to the peaceful use of atomic energy, and continuation of the disarmament process.

The six Central and Eastern European countries associated with the European Union have also aligned themselves with this declaration.
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