Statement by Wolfgang Hoffmann,
Executive Secretary of the
Preparatory Commission for
the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-
Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

At its meeting held last month, the Preparatory Commission called upon India and Pakistan to sign and subsequently ratify the CTBT, without delay and without conditions. I welcome the statements of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and of the Prime Minister of India, made at the General Assembly of the United Nations, announcing their intention to sign the CTBT. We now very much look forward to an early signing of the Treaty by Pakistan and by India.

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