September 26, 2020

OPCW Director-General Visits Spain

OPCW Director-General H.E. Mr Fernando Arias; His Majesty, the King, Felipe VI; Cristina Gallach, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Spain.

The Hague, Netherlands—10 September 2020—The Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr Fernando Arias Gonzalez paid an official visit to Madrid, Spain during the week of 7 September 2020. The highlight of the visit was an audience with His Majesty, the King, Felipe VI, followed the next day by a visit to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, H.E. Ms Arancha González Laya.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, H.E. Ms Arancha González Laya and OPCW Director-General H.E. Mr Fernando Arias.

Director-General Arias also had meetings with other high-level officials.

The Director-General provided updates on the OPCW’s progress in implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention. Following Spain’s previous €120,000 contribution to the new OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology, the Director-General also provided a status update on the project.  

He expressed his gratitude for Spain’s support for the work of the Organisation and the effort to rid the world of chemical weapons.

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