Tibor Toth, Executive Secretary of the
Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO
welcomes the announcement by Foreign
Minister Marty Natalegawa that Indonesia
will soon ratify the Treaty

“I warmly welcome the statement made by Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa to the Indonesian Parliament that Indonesia will soon ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). This announcement is of crucial importance in moving the Treaty closer to entry into force, and underscores the leadership role of Indonesia in regional and global non-proliferation and disarmament efforts.”

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The CTBT bans all nuclear explosions. 182 countries have signed the Treaty and 151 have also ratified it. Indonesia belongs to the group of 44 nuclear holder States that have to ratify the CTBT for it to enter into force. 35 of these States have already ratified the Treaty. Besides Indonesia, the eight remaining countries are China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States.

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