Iraqi PR to United Nations Office in Geneva receives President of the Seventh Session of Conference of States Parties of Arms Trade Treaty
The Iraqi Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ambassador Abdul Karim Mustafa, received H.E. Lansana Gberie Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Sierra Leone Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva in his capacity as the President of the Seventh Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
The latter delivered a letter from H.E. Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone addressed to H.E. the Iraqi President Mr. Barham Salih urging Iraq to accede to the ATT Treaty.
For his part, Mr. Mustafa thanked Ambassador GBERIE for the vigorous follow-up to achieve the universality of the treaty, stressing that he would deliver the letter of the President Bio to President Salih.
The visit of Mr. Gberie comes, as part of the mandate of the President of the Conference of the States Parties to achieve universality of the treaty. Ambassador Gberie also indicated during the meeting the importance of the treaty, as it plays an important role in promoting peace, security and stability at the international and regional levels, and in reduction of human suffering resulting from the illicit or unregulated circulation of conventional weapons, in addition to enhancing cooperation, transparency and responsible action by the states parties in the international trade in conventional arms.