Baghdad, The Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloum affirmed that the process of maintaining international peace and security is a responsibility of all, especially in light of the complex security environment witnessed by our world today.
He confirmed in a speech at the opening session of the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security "The importance of establishing a Middle East region free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction,".
He added, "Iraq, as part of its commitment to the multilateral framework, has worked within the framework of the Arab Group to initiate a draft decision to negotiate a treaty to establish a zone free of weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons, in the Middle East region in 2019,"
The Permanent Representative also referred to the danger of mines and explosive remnants of war that affect the development of communities and provide a safe environment and reduce the ability of the state to produce energy and prepare the requirements for reconstruction and normalcy.
He pointed to the efforts of Iraqi institutions to meet the challenges and raise awareness of affected communities and displaced persons before returning to their cities to secure safe return.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency