UAE signs UN Arms Trade treaty

New York, July 11 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, becoming one of the 79 nations to sign so far.

The Treaty was signed by Ambassador Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, the UAE permanent representative to the UN, and on behalf of the UN by the director of agreements in the presence of a number of international officials involved in the UN and members of the diplomatic corps' missions to the UN.

Following the signing, Ambassador Jarman called 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.

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