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Posted On: 24 October 2019 12:02 pm
Updated On: 24 October 2019 04:09 pm

Qatar reaffirms its support for a nuclear free zone in the Middle East -- GCC Crisis Updates Week 125

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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!

23 October 2019

Qatar reiterates commitment to continue efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons

Qatar has reiterated its commitment to continue efforts towards the elimination of nuclear weapons and non-proliferation to achieve security and stability in the region and the world. This came in a statement by the delegation of the State of Qatar, delivered by Abdulrahman Salim Al Ali, a member of the delegation of the State of Qatar participating in the First Committee of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on the item "nuclear weapons", said a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The State of Qatar's statement noted that the international community's efforts to eliminate the threat posed by nuclear weapons to international peace and security have continued since the adoption of the first General Assembly resolution on disarmament, which was followed by the adoption of the document of the first special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968.

The State of Qatar's statement said that the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East contributes to the increased risks arising from tensions and conflicts in the region, noting that it is still the only region in the world that has not made progress on the denuclearization.

He stressed that complete and comprehensive nuclear disarmament would not be possible without the Middle East being free of nuclear weapons, as confirmed by the annual General Assembly resolution and the resolution of the Infinite Tide Conference and the 1995 Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which considered this issue to be one of the fundamental pillars of the tide deal of the Infinite Treaty.

23 October 2019

Qatar participates in meeting of GCC Municipal Ministers

The State of Qatar participated in the twenty-second meeting of Their Highnesses and Excellences Ministers concerned with municipal affairs in the Gulf Cooperation Council, which was held today, at the GCC Advisory Board of the Supreme Council, in Muscat, Oman, reported Qatar News Agency (QNA).

The State of Qatar delegation was headed by HE Minister of Municipality and Environment Eng Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie.The meeting discussed a number of topics, including the decisions of the Supreme Council on voluntary work and the strategy of the joint Gulf municipal action, and the decision of the Council of Ministers on strategic urban planning, in addition to the GCC Municipal Award, the Gulf Building Code, municipal databases, workshops and specialized training programs in the field of Municipal work, as well as highlighting the joint Gulf municipal work in regional and international forums.

23 October 2019

Qatar: Peaceful resolution of armed conflicts is the best option for international peace

Qatar has underlined that resolving armed conflicts through peaceful means is the best and most effective option for maintaining international peace and security.
This came in the statement of the State of Qatar delivered by Rawda Fahad Kamal, member of the delegation of the State of Qatar participating in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly before the First Committee on the item "Other weapons of mass destruction," said a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"The proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction and their terrible effects on humanity must bring together the international community to prevent the possession of such weapons, to ensure that their use is prohibited under any justification, and to strictly abide by the legal obligations contained in the relevant international treaties," she said.

She stressed that the great danger posed by the existence and use of weapons of mass destruction required all to intensify efforts to eliminate them and ensure that they were not developed or threatened to use them in a manner that maintains international peace and security.

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