OPCW Expresses Concerns over Chemical Weapons Stockpiles in Libya

Friday, 06 May 2011

The Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which met from 3 to 6 May 2011, expressed its concern over the chemical weapons stockpiles in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, particularly regarding their security and destruction within the established deadlines.

“I have reminded the Libyan Government of its international obligation to meet its destruction deadlines, and I have also reiterated to the National Authority that the responsibility for the physical security of those chemical weapons rests entirely with the Libyan Government,” the Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, said in his opening statement at the Executive Council.

The Council expressed their full support for the actions being undertaken by the Director-General in view of the situation, and encouraged him to continue his efforts.

The Executive Council, while noting the assurances given by the Libyan representative, urged Libya to ensure the security of the chemical weapons stockpiles and their destruction within the established deadlines.


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