Wael Al Assad was the lead negotiator for the League of Arab States during the consultations in Glion and Geneva. Al Assad worked for over 45 years within the system of the League of Arab States. Since 2002, he was responsible for coordinating Arab positions on arms control and disarmament issues at different international forums and proposing policies to Arab League’s decision taking bodies. From 2014 to 2018, he served as Ambassador of the League of Arab States to Austria and Permanent Observer to International Organisations in Vienna. Between 2013 and 2017, he served on the Advisory Board of the UNSG on Disarmament Matters. Between 2010-2014, he was the Representative of the Arab League Secretary-General for Disarmament and Regional Security.
Please click the link below to access the timeline of events surrounding the Glion/Geneva Conference.
THE CONSULTATIONS IN GLION AND GENEVA: A TIMELINE (2010-2015)
To read the other accounts and personal reflections of those who participated in the consultations, please click the following link.
THE CONSULTATIONS IN GLION AND GENEVA: A VIEW FROM THE NEGOTIATING TABLE
Citation: Wael Al Assad (2023) "The Consultations in Glion and Geneva: A View from the Negotiating Table - The Informal Consultations at Glion and Geneva on the Middle East WMD Free-Zone: History, Mistakes, and Lessons Learned", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.