Qatar reiterates ongoing support for all disarmament efforts in the world

March 05, 2014 - 11:49:54 am

THE HAGUE: The State of Qatar reiterated its full commitment to ensuring the security and stability of the world and its ongoing support for all disarmament efforts in the world.

Addressing the 75th session of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), HE Qatar's Permanent Representative to the OPCW Ambassador Khalid Fahad Al-Khater said that the State of Qatar had endorsed many of the main international conventions in the field of disarmament, the most important of which was the Chemical Weapons Convention.

HE the Ambassador stressed Qatar's full commitment to the implementation of all the provisions and requirements of this convention.

In 2004, the State of Qatar established the National Committee on Arms Embargo (NCAE) in order to provide guidance to the competent government bodies in all matters relating to the prohibition of weapons of all kinds, work to achieve the goals set out in the relevant international conventions, and to implement programs to spread awareness among the general public about the dimensions of chemical disarmament and weapons of mass destruction and their human, economic and environmental impacts, HE the Ambassador said.

In 2012, the State of Qatar established Doha Regional Centre for training on agreements relating to weapons of mass destruction, the first of its kind in the Middle East and Asia, he added.

The State of Qatar also hosted several conferences seminars, and workshops on disarmament issues, he said.

Concluding, HE the Ambassador voiced deep concern about the continuing delays by Syria in the implementation of its obligations, calling on Syria to abide by all decisions of the Executive Council and the UN Security Council.

He renewed Qatar's call on the countries which have not acceded to the Convention. (QNA)