| 18 July 2024, Thursday |

Egypt, US hold talks on disarmament

Ehab Badawy, Egypt’s assistant foreign minister, spoke with Mallory Stewart, the US assistant secretary for weapons control, verification, and compliance, about multilateral and international security issues.

The discussions are a part of Stewart’s visit to Cairo with her accompanying entourage, according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s statement on Friday.

The meeting focused on disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, as well as Egypt’s presidential efforts in the Conference on Disarmament.

Both sides discussed developments related to relevant treaties including the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, US-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Agreements, and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

They also touched on efforts to prevent the arms race in outer space, AI applications, and information technology in this field.

Cairo expressed during the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva its keenness on cooperation with the member states in order to reach a “comprehensive” and “balanced” work program that permits the Conference to fulfill its duties.

Both sides stressed the urgency of intensifying joint work by all states, especially the five nuclear states, in order to reinforce the efficiency of the UN mechanisms and the credibility of the multilateral treaties in this regard on the regional and international levels.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat