UAE Signs UN’s Arms Trade Treaty
(New York) – The UAE has signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, becoming one of the 79 nations to sign so far. The Treaty was signed by H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, the UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and counter-signed on behalf of the United Nations by the Director of agreements in the presence of a number of international officials involved in the United Nations and members of the diplomatic corps’ missions to the United Nations.
Following the signing, Ambassador Jarman expressed his pleasure to be signing on behalf of the UAE, calling it an important treaty, and the first international mechanism for the organisation of international trade in conventional arms without prejudice of the sovereign rights of states in regulating weapons within its territory.