Cairo meeting on WMD elimination in the Middle East

On 29-30 January 2005, a joint meeting of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, chaired by Dr. Hans Blix, the Pugwash Conferences, the Egyptian Council on Foreign Affairs, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, was held in Cairo, Egypt.

Weapons of Mass Destruction Elimination: A Middle Eastern Perspective

Pugwash participated with the Blix Commission on WMD in convening a meeting bringing together some 60 experts from the Middle East and internationally for informal discussions of ways and means of promoting a WMD-free zone in the Middle East. Pugwash participants included Secretary General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Executive Director Jeffrey Boutwell, and Council members Mohamed Kadry Said, Gen. Pan Zhenqiang (a member of the Blix Commission) and Steven Miller.