New York, 9 October 2021 (TDI): As part of its multiple interventions in the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Qatar underlined the importance of adhering to Nuclear Disarmament Agreements.
Ambassador Al-Thani stressed the importance of adhering to all agreements on the disarmament of nuclear and mass destruction weapons. In that sense, countries will reach the goal to protect their citizens, and achieve security for future generations. Additionally, Al-Thani highlighted the importance to preserve environmental systems.
At the UNGA’s First Committee, Qatar’s Representative stated that reducing the spread of weapons contributes to directing resources towards combating the COVID-19 spread. Furthermore, she pointed out the need for ceasefires in worldwide conflicts.
Hence, the statement included the situation for free the Middle East of nuclear weapons and mass destruction. Qatar’s will to improve the security in the region is clear. Therefore, Al-Thani expressed the failure to implement the commitments. Between them, the 1995 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), as well as its Review Conferences.
In this regard, Qatar asked for the realization of the second session of the UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons in Doha. The country reaffirmed its aspiration for the cooperation of all countries towards international security.
The statement indicated that the State of Qatar deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on Nuclear Safety at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on December 14, 2020, which confirms the State of Qatar’s commitment to nuclear safety and security standards.