Gargash opens 14th International Export Control Conference

DUBAI: Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has underlined keenness of the UAE on cooperation with international community to prevent spread of all types of weapons of mass destruction, adding that the UAE has enacted national laws and legislations on cross border exports.

Dr. Gargash noted that the UAE applies the latest systems and legal tools to control the exports, a move that has earned it an international access and approval to possess the peaceful nuclear programme.

Addressing the 14th International Export Control Conference, organised by the Governments of the United States and the United Arab Emirates under the auspices of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Programme, he added that the UAE installed various control bodies to implement the laws, among others, the control committee on strategic commodities and its affiliated executive office. The committee since its inception in 2009 managed in conjunction with the competent local and federal agencies to impose control measures on the strategic commodities, which are the main sources in the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction.

Dr. Gargash thanked the UAE side and other organisers of holding such an international event to give the UAE an opportunity to demonstrate its achievements in this respect.

The 14th International Export Control Conference has succeeded in developing the capacities of different countries to implement control on the strategic commodities to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and acknowledge the importance of regulatory compliance and multilateral non-proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction.

He underlined the UAE policy on development of its peaceful nuclear programme adheres to the highest specifications and standards to non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, adding that the UAE joined The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 1995.