By Tariq Alfaham
NEW YORK, 22nd September, 2017 (WAM) — The United Arab Emirates, UAE, participated in the Ministerial Meeting on Somalia, which was held on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations, UN, General Assembly, in New York, on Thursday.
Fares Al Mazrouie, Advisor at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, represented the UAE in the meeting, which was co-organiserd by the UK, Italy and Ethiopia.
Addressing the event, Hassan Ali, Prime Minister of Somalia, reviewed achievements made by his government and its efforts to tackle major constitutional issues, including power sharing, resources distribution and promotion of democracy as well as preparation for 2021 elections.
The ministers discussed methods to increase momentum for steps the Somali government should take to implement political reforms and economic recovery.
The UAE official also attended the Ministerial Meeting of Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative in New York yesterday.
The representative of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) – Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates – reiterated their political resolve to contribute to a successful conclusion of the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
They assessed the current challenges to nuclear disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and reaffirmed the critical importance of concerted action to work towards shared goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.
The NPDI condemned in the strongest terms the grave threat posed by North Korea’s repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests which not only violate numerous UN Security Council resolutions but also significantly threaten both regional and international peace and security.