The thirtieth Plenary Meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was held in Brussels, under Belgian chairmanship, from 22 to 25 June 2021. The NSG is a multilateral regime aimed at preventing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
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29 JunPress release
22 JunPress release
Since June 25, 2020, Belgium has held the annual chairmanship of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The Nuclear Suppliers Group is a multilateral regime aimed at preventing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
07 DecPress release
Belgium is resolutely committed to a world free of nuclear weapons, which must be achieved through global, reciprocal and gradual efforts.
24 JunPress release
As of the 25th of June 2020, Belgium will hold the annual chairmanship of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
29 NovPress release
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden attach the utmost importance to the preservation and full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) on Iran’s nuclear programme by all parties involved. The nuclear agreement was unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council and is a key instrument for the global non-proliferation regime and a major contribution to stability in the region.
23 SepPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will participate in the annual session of the General Assembly in New York this week. It will be an intensive week full of meetings and events at the United Nations (UN).
02 AugDidier Reynders regrets the demise of the INF Treaty, milestone of nuclear disarmament and Euro-Atlantic securityPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regrets the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The signature of the INF in 1987 was a milestone in nuclear disarmament. For more than thirty years, this treaty contributed to Euro-Atlantic security through the verifiable destruction of nearly 3,000 conventional and nuclear missiles.
31 JanBelgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg sign Memorandum of Understanding on scientific cooperation in the framework of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban TreatyPress release
More than 20 years ago, the world took a decisive step to ban nuclear tests forever: the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was opened for signature. Today, the world is still waiting for eight States to join the Treaty so it can enter into force. Despite the delay, the CTBT remains an irreplaceable instrument for the international non-proliferation regime. Nuclear tests are considered illegal worldwide and only one country, North Korea, has violated this international standard during the 21st century.
27 SepPress release
In the margins of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders participated at the Ministerial Conference on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). This treaty aims at introducing a complete and worldwide ban on nuclear tests. Unfortunately, the treaty could not yet enter into force because a group of eight countries (India, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, China, Israel, Egypt and the US) has not yet joined it. Belgium currently holds an international mandate to promote the entry into force of the CTBT.
Joint appeal by Mr Didier Reynders, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Belgium, Mr Ibrahim Al-Jafari, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iraq and Dr Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.