Course on Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons Held in Finland

23 September 2013
Attendees and OPCW staff at a course on Assistance and Protection against Chemical Weapons, which was held in Finland from from 9 to 13 September.

Attendees and OPCW staff at a course on Assistance and Protection against Chemical Weapons, which was held in Finland from from 9 to 13 September.

The Government of Finland and the OPCW jointly organised a course on Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons in Kuopio from 9 to 13 September 2013 for 18 participants from 16 States Parties.*  
 
The course relates to Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention and offered training in the use of protective equipment and in monitoring, detection, and decontamination techniques that are used in response to attacks with chemical warfare agents. Participants were also familiarised with chemical emergency responses by the CBRNE-2013 Exercise, organised by the South Savo Regional Rescue Department in Mikkeli.
 
The course facilitated exchange of information and experience regarding Article X implementation and provided a forum to discuss future cooperation among participating Member States.
 
*Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Chile, India, Jordan, Libya, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine and Yemen.

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