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Posted On: 6 May 2009 08:13 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Qatar ‘keen to strengthen’ non-proliferation treaty

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Qatar has called for complying with obligations under United Nations charter in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as to intensify international consultations aimed at strengthening a global environment of security and stability. This came in a statement delivered by Dr Ahmed Hassan al-Hamadi, Director of the Department of Legal Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, at the Third Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference for Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, currently in session here. Dr Al-Hamadi underlined that the issue of nuclear disarmament is the top priority of the global agenda for disarmament and said: “Yet as we get closer to the Review Conference of the Treaty on Non-Proliferation, to be held next year, the progress is still slow in this regard, since some of the five nuclear-weapon states refuse to implement the most important provisions of the Treaty, namely to reduce and to stop the development of nuclear arsenals”. He stressed that Qatar is keen to strengthen the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapon and activate its pillars, namely non-proliferation, disarmament and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. “In this regard, we emphasise the inviolability of the inalienable right of states parties to access nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, and the unhindered right of non-nuclear states parties to the Treaty to develop nuclear capabilities for peaceful purposes. “The State of Qatar supports the early implementation of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. These principles have been emphasised in the Declaration of the Doha Arab Summit held on March 30th of this year”, he added. QNA