JAKARTA - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) must agree to make the region nuclear free, bisnis. Com online news provider reported here on Tuesday.
"This (meeting) is a positive signal for nuclear disarmament in the world. Several nuclear powers are in the process of ratification process to free regions of Africa and South Pacific from nuclear," said Yudhoyono while opening the 44th ASEAN Foreign Minister Meeting in Bali. The president also expressed his gratitude to the ASEAN Commission for Nuclear Weapon Free Zone that has been working so well in fortifying momentum to attract other nuclear countries to join the action.
Indonesia is optimistic that the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and the 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) will record a significant progress related to fee nuclear zone. (Xinhua)