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Posted On: 17 October 2019 12:02 pm
Updated On: 17 October 2019 04:59 pm

Qatar calls for a strong policy on disarmament issues -- GCC Crisis Updates Week 124

Khadiza Begum
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Did you miss out most important political stories of this week on the GCC crisis? Every Thursday, we take a moment to bring you all the updates on the latest developments in the ongoing Gulf crisis, so check them out below!

    16 October 2019

    Prime Minister participates in 36th meeting of GCC Ministers of Interior

    H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani participated on Wednesday in the 36th meeting of Their Highnesses and Excellencies Ministers of Interior of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat, reported Qatar News Agency.

    16 October 2019

    Qatar takes part in GCC Public Prosecutors Meeting

    The State of Qatar participated in the 11th meeting of GCC public prosecutors, attorney-generals and heads of public investigation and public prosecution bodies which was held in Muscat today, reported Qatar News Agency (QNA).

    H.E. the Attorney General Dr. Ali bin Fetais al-Marri presided over Qatar's delegation to the meeting. The meeting discussed a range of topics on the agenda, the most important of which is the mechanism of selecting the members of the inspection department in the public prosecution bodies and the follow-up mechanism of the procedures of the work of the members of the public prosecution in the GCC States.

    The meeting also discussed the unified guidelines for inspecting the work of the members of the public prosecution and the organizing training sessions for the members of the public prosecution to implement the rules of joint cooperation, where they made appropriate decisions and recommendations.

    15 October 2019

    Qatar Calls for strong policy on disarmament and non-proliferation Issues

    The State of Qatar has expressed its keenness on adopting a firm policy on disarmament and non-proliferation issues, affirming its firm belief that achieving international peace and security is the shared responsibility of States.

    According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this came in a statement delivered today by Deputy Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Talal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, in the general debate on "Disarmament and International Security" before the First Committee of the seventy-fourth session of General Assembly.

    The Deputy Permanent Representative noted in this context that the State of Qatar suffered from a cyberattack in the past period when the website of Qatar News Agency (QNA) was hacked and the hacking led to the creation of an international crisis with serious repercussions on regional and international peace and security, pointing out that the State of Qatar has intensified its efforts in the field of cybersecurity, as it has reviewed and updated the relevant national legislation.

    He pointed to the international agreements on disarmament, which laid the foundations for achieving the goals of the international community, and stressed the importance of resorting to constructive dialogue in resolving differences, which is the only way to enhance confidence, reduce the proliferation, use and development of weapons in order to achieve the stability of States and societies.

    It reiterated the State of Qatar's grave concerns over the lack of progress in the Middle East nuclear-weapon-free zone, the failure to implement the obligations resulting from the 1995 NPT Review Conference, the 2000 Review Conference and the 2010 Plan of Action, as well as the failure of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

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