The Egypt delegation participating in the 57th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has succeeded to pass a draft resolution on the application of the agency's safeguards on all nuclear facilities in the Middle East as part of plans to set up a nuke-free region. Up to 122 states voted in the favor of the resolution, while 11 others abstained including US.
The Egyptian delegation, headed by Egypt's ambassador to Austria, has succeeded in garnering the support of the IAEA member states.
Addressing the gathering, the Egyptian ambassador said that the resolution goes in line with the agency's guarantees to prevent nuclear proliferation and its supervision on all nuclear facilities.
Egypt has passed a similar draft resolution during the 56th IAEA conference last year after 110 states voted for it and eight other abstained.