U.S. President Obama Sends Letter of Thanks to OPCW Director-General

Tuesday, 17 February 2009
The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has sent a letter of thanks and appreciation to the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter, for the Director-General’s letter of congratulations on the occasion of President Obama’s electoral victory on 4 November 2008.

“I am confident that we can work together in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a more secure world during the next four years,” read the letter from the President. “I look forward to working with you in that effort.”

The Director-General sent his letter of congratulations on 6 November 2008 in which he noted the President-elect’s message calling for global cooperation for peace and progress, which “embodies the spirit of multilateralism in the effort to rid the world of chemical weapons.”


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For further information, please contact Michael Luhan, Head, OPCW Media & Public Affairs. Tel: + 31 (0) 70 416 3710 or +31 (0)6 5356 8512 or media@opcw.org | ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS, Johan de Wittlaan 32, 2517 JR The Hague, The Netherlands

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