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NEWS RELEASE · 26th March 2010
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement welcoming the conclusion of a new strategic arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia:

“Canada welcomes the new strategic arms eduction treaty announced today by U.S. resident Barack Obama and Russian resident Dmitry Medvedev. This treaty epresents a critical step in ensuring and nhancing global security. It will also help dvance cooperative threat-reduction projects n which Canada collaborates with Russia and he United States, particularly the Global artnership Program.

“Lowering the number of strategically eployed nuclear weapons and their delivery ystems represents a vital advance for nuclear isarmament, which further fulfills nternational commitments in the Nuclear on-Proliferation Treaty.

“Canada strongly supports the non roliferation, reduction and eventual limination of nuclear weapons, consistent ith its obligations within the North Atlantic reaty Organization and the North American erospace Defense Command. We voice our osition on this matter of international ecurity consistently and clearly on the world tage.”

For more information on Canada’s nuclear isarmament and non-proliferation policy, lease consult Non-Proliferation and isarmament (Nuclear) Division and Global artnership Program.