The Technical Secretariat of the OPCW organised a briefing for non-residential Permanent Representatives to the OPCW on Thursday 5 November, in Brussels.
On behalf of the Director General of the OPCW, the Deputy Director-General Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, briefed [PDF, 32KB] the representatives on overall activities of the OPCW during the year 2015 and the preparations for the forthcoming Conference of the States Parties. The Director of the International Cooperation and Assistance (ICA) Division, Mr. Mark Albon, provided a briefing [PDF, 410KB] on the programme of international cooperation assistance to achieve the objectives of the relevant articles of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Following the briefings the participants engaged themselves in an interactive session expressing views on the progress being made by the OPCW and sought more information on the specific activities of the Organisation.
More than 20 representatives based in Brussels attended the Briefing.