Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has welcomed the ratification of the United Nations’ treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons” Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, saying that the ‘historic’ treaty would contribute to even more concerted efforts to do away with dreadful weapons and secure genuine and lasting peace in the world.
In a statement, Dalai Lama deemed the treaty ratification as the first positive step towards a more peaceful future by calling it a “historic” step in the right direction to find more enlightened and civilised arrangements for resolving conflicts.
Fifty countries have ratified an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, the United Nations (UN) has announced, allowing the “historic” text to enter into force in 90 days.
Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the landmark treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons”>Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the UN said on Saturday, in a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers.
“I welcome the fact that the treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons”>Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now been ratified by fifty countries and will come into force from January next year. This is indeed historic and augurs well for the future of humanity. It is a step in the right direction to finding more enlightened and civilised arrangements for resolving conflicts,” Dalai Lama said.