KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 (Bernama) — Malaysia has reiterated that all State Parties have the inalienable right to develop, research, produce and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Therefore, the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Datuk Ramlan Ibrahim said, no effort or step should be taken by any other party that could be interpreted as affecting the right.
“We share the view with other developing states that the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Technical Cooperation Programme’s resources should be sufficient, assured and predictable, in order to ensure that all planned programmes can be implemented effectively and efficiently,” he said in a statement made available to Bernama here Wednesday.
Ramlan delivered the statement at the UN’s Main Committee 3 of the 2015 Review Conference to the Treaty on the Non-Proleferation of Nuclear Weapons in New York on Tuesday.
He said Malaysia as a recipient and contributor, recognised that IAEA technical cooperation activities promoted nuclear knowledge-sharing and the transfer of nuclear technology for the country’s scientific and technological capabilities.
“In this regard, we reaffirm our support for the Peaceful Uses Initiative programme which aims to provide extra-budgetary funding to assist the implementation of technical cooperation projects,” he added.