Bairbre de Brún joins calls for a nuclear free world
Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún will this evening attend an event in Brussels on the role the EU can play in promoting nuclear disarmament. Ms de Brún said that she was "pleased to lend her support to the campaign for a nuclear free world".
Mayor of Hiroshima Akiba Tadatoshi who chairs the 650-strong "Mayors for Peace" campaign, will travel to Belgium as part of a world tour of capital cities to promote a nuclear free world in advance of May's UN nuclear disarmament conference in New York.
Speaking from Brussels Ms de Brún said:
"On behalf of Sinn Féin, I would like to warmly welcome Mayor Akiba Tadatoshi to Brussels and to lend my support to his campaign for a nuclear free world. The people of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki have had to live with the terrible legacy of nuclear devastation and I wish the Mayor well in his endeavours.
"Sinn Féin is in favour of the active promotion of demilitarisation of the EU, including full nuclear disarmament. If the EU is to continue to promote itself as a progressive and forward thinking institution, then it must throw its collective weight behind efforts to campaign for a nuclear free world." ENDS