OPCW Director-General Meets Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

11 March 2011

The OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, today asked the Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to call on him at the OPCW Headquarters. The Director-General expressed the concerns of States Parties regarding the status of those chemical weapons possessed by Libya that remain to be destroyed, pursuant to its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention.  He recalled that the responsibility for the physical security of those chemical weapons belongs entirely to Libya, and asked that every possible measure be taken to prevent their possible use.

The Permanent Representative reiterated to the Director-General the Libyan commitment to the implementation of the Convention, and that in accordance with the information he has received from Tripoli, the situation regarding the chemical weapons to be destroyed remains unchanged and under control.