Polish president talks WMDs at UN Security Council
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Nuclear and chemical arms continue to be a threat to global security and are an issue connected to Poland's priorities in the United Nations Security Council, Polish President Andrzej Duda said during a council meeting on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Andrzej Duda. Photo: EPA/JUSTIN LANE.
Poland officially joined the council as a non-permanent member on 1 January with priorities of “supporting the existing and building new international law instruments to mitigate unlawful and aggressive behaviour of some members of the international community,” Duda said.
Duda said the most “worrisome” situation was in North Korea, “where provocative actions taken by the North Korean regime not only destabilize the whole region but undermine the whole non-proliferation effort”.
He also pointed to Russia's “partial occupation of Ukrainian territory,” Syria and Iran as important problems affecting global security.
Duda said his address officially opened Poland's two-year stint on the Security Council.
He added that his visit to New York, the city which hosts the United Nations, was a joyous time for him and for Poland and that it would not be his last official trip to the Security Council. (vb)