President Enrique Peña Nieto led the 25th Session of the General Conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL).

Mexico is hosting this Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, better known as the Treaty of Tlatelolco.

“This landmark agreement is a feat of the spirit of peace that unites the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean”. EPN

Regional commitment

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are committed to contributing substantively to the negotiations for a Global Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, as mandated by the United Nations General Assembly.

The Treaty of Tlatelolco is proof of the effectiveness and validity of the multilateral agreements. Its essence is clear:

“No state, however powerful, can attempt to impose its will against the principles forged by the international community”: EPN

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirmed themselves as a proactive region, committed to world peace.

“We share the view that international relations must be based on the law, respect and dialogue rather than intimidation or the use of force”: EPN

The president urged attendees to confirm their commitment to ensuring that Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be a zone of peace and development, a nuclear weapons-free zone, but also a violence-free zone that will continue to be strengthened through dialogue, law and international cooperation.

“Today, once again, and in response to the international situation, the world is observing our Latin American unity. I therefore thank the people of Latin America and the Caribbean for their support, solidarity and affection. Thank you on behalf of all Mexicans”. EPN