Zimbabwe calls for nuclear disarmament

The Minister of Energy and Energy Development, Edgar Moyo, affirmed the government’s dedication to improving nuclear security by supporting the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in strengthening global nuclear security.

Addressing the ongoing ministerial session of the International Conference on Nuclear Security in Austria under the theme “Shaping the Future”, Moyo emphasized Zimbabwe’s commitment to strengthening global nuclear security and supporting the IAEA’s critical role in coordinating international efforts in this area.

Moyo highlighted Zimbabwe’s full support for the IAEA nuclear security plan and its implementation of the Integrated Nuclear Security Sustainability Plan as strategies to strengthen the national nuclear security framework.

Reiterating the call for nuclear disarmament to foster global peace, Moyo highlighted Zimbabwe’s recent ratification and accession to several international instruments, including the amended Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Terrorism. Nuclear.

Expressing Zimbabwe’s unwavering commitment to international treaties and conventions on nuclear security, Moyo emphasized the need for greater regional collaboration to combat illicit trafficking in nuclear and radioactive materials, taking advantage of Zimbabwe’s strategic position in the Sadc region.

Moyo emphasized Zimbabwe’s progress in establishing sustainable national programs to prevent, detect and respond to nuclear security threats, underscoring the nation’s dedication to maintaining the highest levels of security for nuclear and radioactive materials.

Additionally, Moyo outlined plans to strengthen the implementation of these commitments through the Radiation Protection Amendment Bill, which is scheduled to be introduced in Parliament.