The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, H.E. Mrs Erna Solberg today visited the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and met with the Director-General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü.
The Prime Minister expressed her full support for the work of the OPCW: “Norway highly appreciates the outstanding work of the OPCW. The dedicated efforts of the organisation and its Technical Secretariat to free the world of chemical weapons are admirable and have my country’s full support. I thank you for the good cooperation in the past few years and look forward to working with you in the future,” said H.E. Mrs Erna Solberg.
The Director-General thanked the Prime Minister for Norway’s strong commitment to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and its significant financial and material contribution to the work of the Organisation, in particular during the OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria. He briefed the Prime Minister on the status of implementation of the Convention, the OPCW’s efforts to achieve its universality as well as the endeavours to ensure the Organisation’s effectiveness in the face of future challenges as well as the progress on the Syria Mission.
The Prime Minister’s delegation included Ms Ingvild Naess Stub, State Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, and H.E. Ms Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Permanent Representative to the OPCW.
The Prime Minister’s visit to the OPCW was part of her official visit to The Netherlands.