he Plurinational State of Bolivia is an emerging nuclear weapon country that pursues only the development of peaceful nuclear energy technology.
On the 6th of March 2016 we signed an accord with Russian company Rosatom who agreed to help build infrastructure for a nuclear complex. Bolivia is a member of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) since 1970 and is recognized as a Non-Nuclear Weapon State (NNWS), it is also a signatory to the Latin American and Caribbean Nuclear Weapon-Free-Zone ( Treaty of Tlatelo lco). Bolivia has signed and ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and is also a state party to Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (BWC) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Bolivia strongly condemns the recent nuclear tests conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and illegal possession and illicit development of nuclear weapons by various countries and groups and believes it to be a great threat to global peace and mankind.
Our country supports cooperation with other members of international community.
Since 2015, Bolivia and Republic of Korea conducted several exchanges on foreign minister level. Together we agreed to increase bilateral cooperation during the meeting of the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC).Being a peace-pursuing country, Bolivia disapprove of DPRK’s actions concerning its nuclear program as it threatens international stability and is opposed to humanity. Bolivia wants the international community to cooperate on the current agenda and offers our support to deal with North Korean nuclear issue and hopes to solve the problem by peaceful means. Towards this end, we call for each and every 3 state to stop taking a tough stance on DPRK policy and instead try not to talk to but with North Korea. As we have all previously seen the Six-party talks were inefficient, thus it would be wise to apply a more flexible negotiating strategy to set a trust building process and normalization of relations with North Korea. We suggest the final document should be built on the principle of compromise and respect of mutual interests. To improve the situation we suggest that the UNGA DISEC continue applying sanctions and impose new ones not only on North Korea, but also on the institutions doing business with it, such as Chinese banks and companies that provide support for DPRK.
The Plurinational State of Bolivia recommends DPRK to follow the recommendations of various international committees. This may help counter terrorism and could possibly persuade the country to abandon its nuclear program. We believe that only through the creation of a trustful relationship and dialogue with North Korea can these goals be achieved.