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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Saturday emphasized the importance of eliminating nuclear weapons as part of global disarmament.
On his Twitter account, the head of Cuban diplomacy recalled the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
‘Nuclear energy should only be used with peaceful ends for the States’ socioeconomic development, without discrimination,’ he wrote.
Achieving global disarmament is one of the oldest objectives of the United Nations and was the topic of the first resolution of the General Assembly in 1946.
Currently, more than half of the world’s population lives in countries that have that kind of weapon or are members of nuclear alliances, according to UN statistics.
The designation of September 26 as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons aims to draw the international community’s attention on the need for greater commitment to disarmament, with a top international priority.