Russia has been consistently fulfilling all points of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), including its Article VI, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
"We have reduced our nuclear weapons stockpiles to minimal levels, thereby making a considerable contribution to the process of comprehensive and complete disarmament. We plan to continue this work, as well as maintain the balance between the development of peaceful nuclear [programs] and the strengthening of the non-proliferation regime, including the guarantees system of the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency]," he said in a message to participants in an NPT conference.
Russia is committed to closely cooperating with all parties concerned "to create a modern, sustainable and secure architecture of cooperation in the sphere of nuclear power," the Russian president said.
"We believe that the balance between the three key components of NPT - nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes - guarantees its relevance in the future," he said.
Such an approach and the goal of making NPT a universal document prevailed during the 2010 NPT Review Conference and allowed it to produce specific agreements, which remain relevant even today, Putin said.