Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Election of Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Director of the International Data Centre Division, as the next Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
October 24, 2012
- Japan welcomes the election of Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Director of the International Data Centre Division of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) as the next Executive Secretary of the Commission. Dr. Zerbo was elected at the 39th session of the Commission held on October 23 (Vienna time).
- Japan attaches great importance to prohibiting nuclear tests as a concrete and realistic measure to support the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) regime and to realize a peaceful and secure world free of nuclear weapons; and intends to continue proactive cooperation with the new Executive Secretary in their efforts for such aims as the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the development of verification measures, in particular, the International Monitoring System and the On-Site Inspection.
- (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)