of disarmament experts
at NATO Headquarters
Disarmament experts from NATO and Partner countries held a
meeting on 21 June to review developments and discuss work underway
in the area of non-proliferation. The aim of the meeting was
to give the opportunity to national experts from NATO's Euro-Atlantic
Partnership Council (EAPC) member countries (the EAPC includes
19 NATO member and 27 Partner countries) to exchange views and
reach a better understanding of national positions on disarmament.
Themes covered included outer space arms control, nuclear non-proliferation,
the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, means of countering the proliferation
of biological weapons and new steps to support the non-proliferation
of weapons of mass destruction. This was the first meeting on
disarmament to which Partner countries were invited to participate,
as a follow-up to the implementation of NATO's Weapons of Mass
Destruction (WMD) Initiative.