Japan Donates €13.25 Million to OPCW for Syria Operations

25 February 2014
Japan’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW, H.E. Masaru Tsuji (left), and Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü at the signing ceremony today at OPCW headquarters in The Hague.

Japan’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW, H.E. Masaru Tsuji (left), and Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü at the signing ceremony today at OPCW headquarters in The Hague.

The Government of Japan has donated €13.25 million to a special OPCW Trust Fund to support the Organisation’s operations related to the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons programme. It is the single largest donation received to date into this Trust Fund.

The donation was formalised with an exchange of letters today by Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü and Japan’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW, H.E. Masaru Tsuji, at a ceremony today in the OPCW headquarters in The Hague.

“I wish to express appreciation to the Government of Japan on behalf of the OPCW for this generous contribution to support our work in Syria, as well as for its longstanding support and collaboration with the OPCW in implementing the global ban on chemical weapons,” the Director-General said.

For more details on the OPCW’s activities in Syria, visit our special web page at: http://www.opcw.org/news-room/syria-and-the-opcw/

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