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CD hears statement from Turkey, 15 September 2009
Compiled by Acronym Geneva Intern Nafiseh Baeidi
Turkey, Ambassador Ahmet Uzümcü
- Said that when the CD adopted a programme of work, we thought it was a breakthrough and should pave the way for negotiations.
- Overall the draft report was well balanced, although there might be certain amendments that would accommodate the concerns of some countries.
- Believes that the main focus should be to keep the momentum in the CD and embark on a different phase early next year.
- Turkey believes that the commencent of negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty, the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and, a follow-up to START-I could play a catalyst role for a successful outcome in 2010.
- He emphasized that progress in the CD will not only provide the much needed impetus in the NPT regime, but will also have wider implications for other multilateral disarmament activities within the UN or elsewhere.
CD President, Austria, Ambassador Christian Strohal
- Informal meeting to be held to discuss the revised version of the draft CD report.
- The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 17 September, to adopt the CD's annual report to the General Assembly and conclude its 2009 session.
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