SEANWFZSouth East Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
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Along with the SEANWFZ Treaty, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons provides that each State Party undertakes never under any circumstances to develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
'We welcomed the SEANWFZ Commission's decision in August 2017 to extend the Plan of Action (POA) on Strengthening the Implementation of the SEANWFZ Treaty for another five-year period (2018-2022) and encouraged the full and effective implementation of the POA,' the current Asean chairman said.
Burma pursuing nuclear weapons is a violation of ASEAN's collective commitment for establishing SEANWFZ and nuclear weapons free world.
Cayetano chaired the Meeting of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Commission, which reached the decision to extend the implementation of the 'Plan of Action (POA) to Implement the SEANWFZ Treaty' through 2022,' the DFA said in a statement.
As well as disagreements within ASEAN on how to respond to the tests, ASEAN's muted response was also facilitated by India's willingness to sign the protocol of the 1997 Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone (SEANWFZ), which helped generate goodwill for India among ASEAN member states.
The Obama Administration has also said it would work with parties to the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone to resolve outstanding issues related to the protocols in order to "sign the protocols to those treaties as soon as possible." (8) In August 2011, the United States along with the other four NPT nuclear weapon states began consultations with the SEANWFZ countries regarding the NWS protocols to that agreement.
Phnom Penh (Cambodia), July 8 (Xinhua-ANI): Four out of the five recognized nuclear-weapon states (P5) will not be ready to sign on the protocol to the treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' meeting next week, a Cambodian senior official said Sunday.
The decision was made at the conclusion of the ASEAN Working Group meeting on Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty, or SEANWFZ, and the ASEAN Senior Officials' Working Dinner, which are parts of a series of ASEAN meeting and its related ones held from July 16-23 in Nusa Dua beach resort on the Indonesian island of Bali.
Vietnam's Membership in International Nonproliferation Agreements and Regimes Signature Ratification Entry into Force Nuclear Acceded 6/14/82 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Treaty of Bangkok 12/15/95 11/26/96 3/28/97 or Southeast Asian Nuclear -Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) IAEA Comprehensive 2/23/90 Safeguards Agreement IAEA Additional 08/10/07 09/17/12 Protocol Comprehensive 9/25/96 3/10/06 Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Chemical Weapons 1/02/98 9/30/98 10/30/98 Convention (CWC)
By declaring Southeast Asia a nuclear weapons-free zone in 1995 (SEANWFZ), ASEAN also set precedents for non-proliferation.