The Second Arab Forum for Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation began Tuesday, under the patronage of HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, with the attendance of HE the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lieutenant-General (Pilot) Salem bin Hamad bin Aqeel al-Nabit.

During the first day of the three-day forum, HE the Chief of Staff witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the League of Arab States, represented by Ambassador Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Manzalawi, who is the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the International Political Affairs Sector of the League of Arab States, and the National Committee for the Prohibition of Arms represented by Chairman of the Committee Brigadier General Dr Abdulaziz Salmin al-Jabri. The forum's opening was attended by a number of ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the country, and a number of senior officers in the armed forces.
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