UAE takes part in Arab League’s meet on Middle East WMD-free zone

CAIRO: The UAE is taking part in a meeting of an Arab League senior officials committee on nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Cairo, Egypt.

The UAE is represented to the two-day meeting by Mohammed Ali Al Shamsi, Deputy Director of International Security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

During the meeting, which is chaired by Mauritania, participants will coordinate a consensus position for upcoming talks about eliminating weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East.

Coordination between Arab states on the postponed 2012 WMD-free zone conference is on the agenda of the Cairo meeting, Head of Arab League’s WMD Section, Fadi Hanna Achaia, told reporters today.

Arab states demand that Israel join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and allow the inspection of all its nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and reject Israel’s demands of incorporating regional security and confidence-building procedures into the process, noted Achaia CAIRO, 8th December 2014 (WAM) — The UAE is taking part in a meeting of an Arab League senior officials committee on nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

The UAE is represented to the Cairo two-day meeting by Mohammed Ali Al Shamsi, Deputy Director of International Security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

During the meeting which is chaired by Mauritania, participants will coordinate a consensus position for upcoming talks about eliminating weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East.

Coordination between Arab states on the postponed 2012 WMD-free zone conference is on the agenda of the Cairo meeting, Head of Arab League’s WMD Section, Fadi Hanna Achaia, told reporters today.

Arab states demand that Israel join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and allow the inspection of all its nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and reject Israel’s demands of incorporating regional security and confidence-building procedures into the process, noted Achaia

SOURCE: WAM