RI appointed chief of 2011 SEANWFZ commission

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has been appointed chairman of the session of the Commission for Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) in 2011.

Indonesia`s chairmanship of the SEANWFZ Commission will be effective as of January 2011, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Indonesia was appointed to the post at a meeting of SEANWFZ Commission held as part of ASEAN ministerial meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, also attended by Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto.

At the meeting of the SEANWFZ Commission on Monday, foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to step up efforts to implement Plan of Action for the SEANWFZ Treaty, including continuing consultations with nuclear weapon states to see their views and support SEANWFZ.

By considering the positive results of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington in April 2010 and the Review Conference of the Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty in May 2010, the ASEAN foreign ministers agreed to enhance coordination at multilateral forums on the issues relevant to ASEAN and the implementation of SEANWFZ Treaty.

The SEANWFZ treaty, signed by all ASEAN members in 1995 and coming into force in 1997, expresses the region`s desire to contribute towards general and complete nuclear disarmament and the promotion of international peace and security.

Minister Djoko Suyanto and Miniter Marty Natalegawa also attended the 4th session of the ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC) Council.

The sessions were chaired by Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem and attended by all ASEAN foreign ministers. Vietnam is currently a rotating ASEAN chairman. (*)

Source : http://antaranews.com/en/news/1279650358/ri-appointed-chief-of-2011-seanwfz-commission

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