December 11, 2017

OPCW Director-General Addresses Organization of American States’ Committee against Terrorism

The Hague, Netherlands — 11 April 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, addressed the Seventeenth Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) on 6 April 2017, in Washington, D. C.

Ambassador Üzümcü provided an insight into OPCW’s contribution to the goals of the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 through the full and effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). He highlighted the long-standing cooperation with the 1540 Committee, including through the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF).

The Director-General stressed that cooperation should be further strengthened “to fully implement our legal obligations, whether these originate in international treaties such as the CWC or instruments such as UN Security Council Resolution 1540”. 

Ambassador Üzümcü further reiterated OPCW’s commitment to continue to advance avenues of cooperation “with international institutions, regional and sub-regional organisations, scientific communities, chemical industry and civil society” in order to achieve the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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