Conference on Disarmament – Plenary Meeting, 23 August 2016 – Statement by Ambassador Tehmina Janjua – Permanent Representative of Pakistan
I warmly congratulate you on assuming the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). We have complete confidence in your diplomatic abilities and skills for leading our work on the finalization of the CD’s 2016 Annual Report.
We thank you for the excellent draft report that you circulated on Friday, 19 August 2016. We deeply appreciate your professional approach. You carried out extensive informal consultations at the bilateral level before circulating the first draft. It follows the established pattern of previous Annual Reports and records the relevant details in a concise and factual manner. Its early availability leaves us with ample time to study the report in detail and seek instructions from our capitals. I assure you of my delegation’s full support and cooperation in our common endeavour towards the smooth adoption of the Annual Report.
Before concluding, I would like to acknowledge the presence of UN Disarmament Fellows amongst us today and welcome them at this plenary meeting of the CD. I wish them all the best for their Fellowship and their future careers in the field of disarmament.
I thank you, Mr. President.