KUWAIT UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF MULTILATERAL DIPLOMACY

NEW YORK, April 9 — Kuwait underlined important role of the multilateral diplomacy and in line with the UN Charter as the only sustainable way to address disarmament, non-proliferation and international security.

The multilateral system is the only body offering recommendations related to items on the agenda, and is a forum for the exchange of ideas aimed at achieving active frameworks for disarmament, non-proliferation and international security, Abdulaziz Al-Ajmi, Second Secretary at Kuwait’s permanent delegation to the UN, said in a speech before the UN Disarmament Commission’s (UNDC) Substantive Session of 2015.
He said international efforts over the past seven decades to “achieving the objective of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons,” have failed to have positive results that would guarantee disarmament.

Al-Ajmi said the mechanism of the disarmament conference has been frozen for almost two decades, while the disarmament commission has failed to address disarmament and non-proliferation issues for 15 years.

He said the UNDC substantive session was an opportunity for the international community to renew its support for a Middle East region free of nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

However, Al-Ajmi noted, the Middle East region was far from that objective despite the 1995 resolutions of the non-proliferation review conference.

He noted the importance of confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons, a step that would achieve regional and international peace and security, as well as boosting transparency and dialogue.

These measures, said Al-Ajmi, should be based on the UN Charter’s principles like non-interference in internal affairs of other countries, solving conflicts via peaceful means, equality in exercise of sovereignty, refraining from use or threat to use of force, the right of people to determine their future and rejection of foreign occupation.

SOURCE: KUNA