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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

Irish Independent