December 10, 2019

OPCW Director-General Briefs Permanent Representatives Based Outside of The Hague

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 15 November 2019 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, briefed yesterday Permanent Representations to the OPCW based outside of The Hague.

During the Director-General’s briefing to 28 delegates from 24 Permanent Representations, he discussed issues pertaining to the upcoming Twenty-Fourth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (CSP-24). The Director-General expressed his appreciation to the Member States for “their on-going commitment and strong support for the Chemical Weapons Convention and the work of the Technical Secretariat”.

The Chairperson of the Executive Council, H.E. Ambassador Andrea Perugini, also provided a briefing on the activities of OPCW’s Executive Council.

Additional briefings were provided by OPCW Deputy Director-General, H.E. Ambassador Odette Melono, on the fifth phase of OPCW’s Africa Programme and by OPCW’s Director of International Cooperation and Assistance (ICA), Ms. Kayoko Gotoh, on assistance and protection programmes.

Participants shared their views and concerns during the question and answer session at the end of the presentations.  

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