Baghdad Minister of Foreign Affairs Fouad Hussein affirmed that Iraq supports the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in the context of achieving the goals for which it was established.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a statement: “Minister Fouad Hussein met with the Executive Director of the Interim Preparatory Committee for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, Robert Floyd, at the Vienna International Center, and during the meeting, congratulations to Mr. As of 1/8/2021, and Iraq’s full support for it within the framework of achieving the goals for which the CTBT Treaty was established.

The meeting stressed the importance of the principle of equitable geographical distribution and rotation and the principle of gender balance in the organization’s temporary technical secretariat and its sub-committees and working groups, and called for the need to strengthen the presence of these two principles in the work entrusted to it.

The Executive Director touched on the importance of Iraq’s participation in the upcoming Article 14 of the Treaty on the promotion of the Treaty’s entry into force, which will be held on the sidelines of the high-level meetings of the United Nations General Assembly during September 2021, as part of the joint work to achieve the universality of the Treaty as soon as possible, and taking advantage of its role in strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime.

 

Source: National Iraqi News Agency