Qatar Reiterates Right of Countries to Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power
(MENAFN- QNA) Qatar believes in the right of all countries to the peaceful use of nuclear power as a non-negotiable right, particularly for developing countries seeking to achieve progress in economic development in line with relevant legal commitments, the U.N. Charter and international law, and in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, HE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Cooperation Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani said addressing the Conference on Disarmament (High Level Segment) in Geneva.
HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman said Qatar has followed a firm national policy on disarmament issues stemming from its commitment to its responsibilities towards preserving international peace and security and its belief in backing disarmament endeavors.
He noted that Qatar has joined major international disarmament conventions, including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Biological Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
He pointed out that Qatar has hosted many conferences and seminars on disarmament issues, most recently a seminar on CWC and chemical safety and security for Asian member states of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
HE the assistant foreign minister said the conference comes at a critical point that sees an increase in regional crises and terrorist threats as well as a surge in the risks of a spread in weapons of mass destruction, which jeopardizes international stability and security. (MORE)
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