JAKARTA, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian foreign minister on Monday said Indonesia will always encourage Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) signatory countries to use nuclear energy for peaceful purpose.
Retno Marsudi made the remarks at a two-day NPT meeting for the Asia-Pacific region, which kicked off here on Monday. The meeting was hosted by Indonesia with participants from across the region.
The Indonesian foreign minister said the political and security developments in the world have led to challenging situations in addressing nuclear issues.
It would take high commitments from all signatory countries to push for the implementation of the NPT, she said.
The meeting is part of preparations toward the NPT Preparatory Committee meeting, which is slated for May in Vienna, Austria.