Prince Turki Al-Faisal: Issue of Mideast Free of Nuclear Weapons Tops Agenda of ICNND Meeting

 

 

Washington, February 15. Prince Turki Al-Faisal has reiterated that non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East region comes at the top of the proposals presented to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND).

 

He noted that non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East constitutes the first stage towards preventing its proliferation at the international arena and enhancing the pillars of security and peace.

 

The remarks of Prince Turki were made in a statement to Saudi Press Agency during a meeting of the ICNND in Washington yesterday.

 

Members of the Commission represent a number of prominent figures and it is co-chaired by former Australian foreign minister Ivans and former Japanese foreign minister Kawagoshi.

 

Prince Turki underscored the important goals of the Commission as regards non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and disarmament, and said the Commission has been positively contributing to realization of global and regional peace and security.

 

In addition to Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the membership of this non-governmental Commission also includes representatives from Mexico, the United States, Pakistan, Russia, Britain, Germany, France, Norway, China, India and South Africa.