Bahrain participates in non-proliferation meeting
(Washington) – Bahrain and the United States have held their first bilateral meeting on Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The two sides discussed practical challenges and dangers posed by Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferation to world security and peace and exchanged expertise regarding relevant international agreements and aspects of future cooperation in the field between the two friendly countries.
The Bahraini delegation, headed by Ministry of the Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Abdullah Abdullatif Abdullah, comprised members of the National Committee on Prohibition of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Brigadier Samir Al Zayani from the Bahrain Defence Force, Dr Jassim Al Mehza from the Ministry of Health, First Lieutenant Qassim Salah from the Ministry of Interior and Khalid Al Jahmi from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
The US delegation was headed by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs in the Near East Bureau at the U.S. Department of State, Timothy Lenderking and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Non-Nuclear and Counter-Proliferation (ISN/NNCP) Ann K. Ganzer, and included representatives from the US Departments of State, Department of Justice, Department of Defence, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce and Department of the Treasury.