Tajikistan maintains policies and practices that are compliant with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the TPNW, and can therefore sign and ratify or accede to the Treaty without the need for a change in conduct.
In February 2022, Tajikistan attended a meeting in Kazakhstan hosted by the foreign ministry to promote adherence to the TPNW. Kazakhstan emphasised the compatibility of the TPNW with the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (NWFZ) Treaty, to which all states in the region are parties.1
In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Tajikistan said that the elimination of the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction ‘remains one of the most important issues of the modern world’ and called for the strengthening of multilateral mechanisms for arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation.2
- Tajikistan should comply with its existing obligation under Article VI of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and pursue negotiations in good faith on nuclear disarmament.
- Tajikistan should urgently adhere to the TPNW. Until it is in a position to do so, it should welcome the TPNW as a valuable component in the global disarmament and non-proliferation architecture, work with the Treaty's states parties on practical steps towards disarmament, and attend the meetings of states parties as an observer.