The meeting of the CIS Joint Advisory Commission on Disarmament Issues was held on June 1 in Minsk.
The meeting of the commission was attended by representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, as well as the CIS Executive Committee.
During the meeting, the issues of the review process under the Treaty on the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) were considered.
The meeting participants discussed the main results of the 10th NPT Review Conference, held in August 2022 at the UN headquarters in New York.
It was noted that "despite the serious tests that the regime established by the NPT has recently been subjected to, the Treaty continues to be one of the foundations of the global architecture of international security and the non-proliferation regime," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The next meeting of the commission is scheduled to be held in Moscow in December 2023.
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was signed in 1968. He legitimized the nuclear arsenals of Great Britain, Russia, China, France and the United States, securing the status of nuclear powers for these countries. Other States, having signed the document, are deprived of the right to create or acquire weapons of mass destruction. More than 190 countries are now parties to the agreement. India, Pakistan and Israel remain outside the treaty. In January 2003, the DPRK withdrew from the agreement. The agreement provides for a review of its validity every five years.
Turkmenistan joined the NPT in 1994, and has been a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization since 1998. In September 2006, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan signed Treaties on a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia.