Minister of Foreign Affairs of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Visits the OPCW

30 May 2016
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, H.E. Mr. Nikola Poposki (left) and OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, H.E. Mr. Nikola Poposki (left) and OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, H.E. Mr. Nikola Poposki, met today with the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, at the OPCW Headquarters in The Hague.

Mr. Poposki and the Director-General discussed a number of issues pertaining to the OPCW’s work on the implementation the Chemical Weapons Convention. The Director-General also provided the Minister with an update on OPCW’s efforts to eliminate the Syrian chemical weapons programme and other activities related to international cooperation, national implementation, assistance and protection, and universality.

The Foreign Minister remarked, “The OPCW’s endeavour to achieve a world free of chemical weapons is vital. We remain ready to assist these efforts in line with our commitment to global peace and security.”

The Director-General conveyed to Mr. Poposki his appreciation for Skopje’s strong support for the OPCW and expressed his hope for continued and close cooperation.

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