The UK considers a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) to be a key priority for making further progress on multilateral disarmament. We will continue to press for the start of negotiations without pre-conditions at the Conference on Disarmament (CD). My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence, spoke to the Conference on
As the holder of one of the six CD presidencies in 2008 we are working with like-minded countries to try to bring about the start of negotiations this year. We will continue to lobby the states which remain opposed to the start of this process.