UAE takes part in meetings of senior Arab officials on weapons issues

CAIRO, 27th July, 2015 (WAM)–The UAE is currently participating in the meetings of the Committee of Senior Arab officials concerned with nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, which kicked off today, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League.
The meetings are headed by Jordan and with participation of representatives of Arab countries.
UAE delegation to the meeting is chaired by Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, the UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, while the delegation also included Hani Mohammed bin Huwaiden, second secretary of the UAE Embassy in Cairo.
Fadi Hanna Achaia, director of the department of arms control and regional security at the Arab League, said that the committee will discuss over two days two main items first, special assessment of the results of a review of the conference on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons of 2015, which ended on 22 May, and there no had no been consensus reached on the final document of the Conference.
He pointed out that the committee assesses the results and considers the next Arab move, especially if there is no agreement on any plan of action to rid the Middle East of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.
Achaia added that the second item is to prepare and develop Arab position to participate at the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will be held in Vienna. The meetings will also deal with different topics and developments.
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