UAE Participates at Sherpas’ Meeting in Washington to Prepare for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

On 26-28 October 2014, the Sherpas’ Meeting was held in Washington within the framework of the preparatory process for the next Nuclear Security Summit (NSS2016). The fourth Nuclear Security Summit will be hosted by the United States in 2016.

The Washington meeting was attended by Sherpas from more than 50 countries and four international organisations (UN, IAEA, EU and INTERPOL).
The delegation of the United Arab Emirates was led by UAE Sherpa His Excellency Ambassador Hamad Alkaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
In the preparatory sessions, Sherpas will meet several times and will seek consensus on how to strengthen global nuclear security efforts.
The UAE has been an active participant in the nuclear security summit process since its inception in Washington, D.C., in 2010.
In the context of the last Nuclear Security Summit held in The Hague in March 2014, the UAE government submitted a National Progress Report, which outlined its efforts in implementing nuclear security summit commitments.
Read the UAE Progress Report to the Nuclear Security Summit 2014