Egypt has consistently voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Egypt said that '[t]he continued reliance on nuclear deterrence by a handful of states can no longer be morally or politically acceptable norms.' On behalf of the Arab Group in the UN, Egypt also delivered a statement at the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, which highlighted the TPNW as an 'unprecedented development' and said that it 'places nuclear weapons in their logical position as weapons whose possession, use, or even threat of use conflict with the most basic principles of international humanitarian law, in addition to being a direct threat to international peace and security.' See: bit.ly/35QpFEm, bit.ly/2UQCmst.
- Egypt should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
- Egypt should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA. Egypt should also ratify the CTBT and the BWC, and adhere to the CWC.