BANGKOK, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's foreign minister said in a statement Friday that the kingdom has ratified the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT).
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations (UN) Vitavas Srivihok on Thursday deposited Thailand's instrument of ratification for the ICSANT to Arancha Hinojal, Head of Treaty Section, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, on behalf of UN secretary general, as a depositary of the Convention, the statement said.
ICSANT, a key international instrument on the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation fronts, aims at building an international legal architecture against the threats of nuclear terrorism, covering a wide range of acts and possible targets, it noted, adding that the Convention also encourages cooperation among States Parties in order to assist each other in responding and preventing threats arising from nuclear terrorism.
"Becoming party to this vital multilateral framework has reaffirmed Thailand's commitment in global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, showcasing Thailand's determination to further strengthen the country's nuclear safety and security standards and practices," the statement said.
"It is also an opportunity for Thailand to develop and engage in a network of international cooperation and assistance, which will benefit the country's current and future efforts in the nuclear safety and security context," it added.