Tunisian Prime Minister visits the OPCW

2 March 2016
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr. Habib Essid (right), and OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü at the OPCW.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr. Habib Essid (right), and OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü at the OPCW.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia, His Excellency Mr. Habib Essid today met the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü at the OPCW Headquarters in The Hague.

During the meeting, the Director-General briefed the Prime Minister about the work of the Organisation including its salient engagements, and thanked him for Tunisia’s consistent support for the objectives of the Chemical Weapons Convention. He recalled that Tunisia had hosted the important ASSISTEX 3 international assistance and protection exercise. They discussed ways and means to bolster the authority of the Convention as an effective, comprehensive and non-discriminatory instrument for the complete elimination of chemical weapons from the world and to prevent their re-emergence.

Prime Minister Essid reiterated his country’s commitment to the goals of the Convention and expressed his full support for OPCW’s mission.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by H.E Mr Karim Ben Becher, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the OPCW, and other senior government officials.
 

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