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MENA Arms Control Course

On 14 July 2017, a one-week executive course on “Building Capacities on Arms Control in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region” was concluded.

The course attracted the participation of 13 officials from the MENA region (Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, State of Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia) who were diplomats, military officers, and the Swiss Defence Attaché in Jordan. Addressed and discussed in this course were topics on international arms control, non-proliferation, disarmament instruments, regimes dealing with weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons as well as international humanitarian law and security challenges affecting the MENA region.

This course is part of a project funded by the Swiss Government. It will be followed by a new course on regional security issues in Amman (Jordan) in November.