US Arms Control Official Flies To Geneva To Speak At Disarmament Conference - State Dept.

US Arms Control Official Flies to Geneva to Speak at Disarmament Conference - State Dept.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th March, 2019) US Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Yleem Poblete will speak at the reopening of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, the Department of State said in a media note on Friday.

"Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance will travel to Geneva, Switzerland March 17-20, 2019," the note said. "[She] will deliver the opening statement for the United States on March 19 to launch the US presidency of the Conference on Disarmament.

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The State Department said Poblete will also conduct bilateral and multilateral meetings in support of the US arms control, verification and compliance agenda.

"She will participate in a side event opposing anti-Israel bias in the UN system, as well as another event promoting international efforts to restore democracy to Venezuela," the note said.

The presidency of the Conference on Disarmament rotates among member states in alphabetical order, with each member state serving a four-week term, according to the note.

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