Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Belgium, also speaking on behalf of Luxembourg and the Netherlands, stated:
[N]uclear disarmament is a priority objective … that has been constantly recalled and tirelessly pursued by our Governments. It would work against bilateral nuclear disarmament, which is now on the right track, as well as impede multilateral action, whose recent success in the field of non-proliferation should not distract from what remains to be done. The ultimate aim of the total elimination of nuclear weapons and the need to add to the arsenal of non-proliferation are matters of priority for our countries. We do not wish to – nor can we – take any risks in this connection.