How can the Non-Proliferation Treaty be strengthened? How can the nuclear order be safeguarded? Those are the issues that 16 foreign ministers have come together in Berlin to discuss within the context of the Stockholm Initiative, which Sweden set up last year. It aims to inject fresh practical impetus into nuclear disarmament and build bridges between nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear-weapon states. Steps are now to be taken to strengthen the Treaty in the form of concrete practical recommendations ranging from the disclosure of nuclear weapons supplies, through dialogue on military doctrines, up to the reduction of nuclear arsenals. In the course of the rest of the week, Foreign Minister Maas will report to the Security Council in New York on the outcome of today’s meeting.
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