Taoiseach warns leaders about nuclear conflict
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen told world leaders yesterday they will have to co-operate across borders and continents to tackle some of the globe's most pressing problems.
Dealing with climate change, killer diseases and the disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons will require global co-operation, Mr Cowen said in his address to the Asia-Europe summit meeting in Brussels.
Mr Cowen said Ireland devoted considerable time, energy and resources to the issue of disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Ireland has helped make some "notable advances" in the area as it was the first country to both sign and ratify the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, he told the summit