Iraq’s Minister of Science and Technology Visits the OPCW

Monday, 03 December 2012

Iraq's Minister of Science and Technology, H.E. Abdul Karim Ali Yasin Al-Samarra (left) and OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü.

The Minister of Science and Technology of Iraq, H.E. Abdul Karim Ali Yasin Al-Samarra, accompanied by other senior Iraqi officials visited the OPCW where he met with OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü.

The Director-General reviewed for the Minister the status of implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), including the destruction of global chemical arsenals and the OPCW’s efforts to achieve CWC universality. The Minister and the Director-General also discussed plans for the destruction of remnants of chemical weapons in Iraq and the support of OPCW and other States Parties for this process.

Minister Al-Samarra affirmed Iraq’s commitment to the CWC and support for the OPCW and offered his best wishes to the Organisation in its continuing implementation of the Convention. The Director-General commended Iraq for its commitment and support.


Categories: Asia, Parliamentarians

For further information, please contact OPCW Public Affairs. +31 (0) 70 416 3242, public.affairs@opcw.org | ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS, Johan de Wittlaan 32, 2517 JR The Hague, The Netherlands

Follow OPCW on Facebook and Twitter.

More news

OPCW Examining NGO Report on Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sudan

In response to questions regarding the Amnesty International report, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is aware that Amnesty International issued the report, “Scorched Earth, Poisoned Air: Sudanese...29 September 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Luis Raúl Estévez López (Guatemala)

H.E. Mr. Luis Raúl Estévez López, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guatemala to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 21 September 2016.21 September 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Krassimir Kostov (Bulgaria)

H.E. Mr. Krassimir Kostov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 21 September 2016.21 September 2016Full story

H.E. Ms. Brîndușa Predescu (Romania)

H.E. Ms. Brîndușa Predescu of Romania presented her credentials to the Director-General on 16 September 2016.16 September 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Dimitrios Chronopoulos (Greece)

H.E. Mr. Dimitrios Chronopoulos, Permanent Representative of the Hellenic Republic to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 16 September 2016.16 September 2016Full story

OPCW Contributes to Charting New Horizons of Green Chemistry

“To turn war chemistry into green chemistry we need to find alternatives to toxic chemicals used in industry production processes,” said Xiaohui Wu, Head of International Cooperation Branch of the Organisation for the Prohibition...16 September 2016Full story

OPCW Opens its Doors to Public and Media for Annual International Open Day

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will be opening its doors to the general public and media on Sunday, 25 September 2016 between 11.00 and 17.00, as part of the International Open Day organised by...16 September 2016Full story

Professionals from Africa Study Industrial Chemical Safety and Security Management

Chemistry professionals from across Africa are better equipped to implement the industry-related provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) after participating in a workshop on industrial chemical safety and security...15 September 2016Full story

H.E. Dr. Kaire Mbuende (Namibia)

H.E. Dr Kaire Mbuende, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Namibia to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 14 September 2016.14 September 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Magzhan Ilyassov (Kazakhstan)

H.E. Mr. Magzhan Ilyassov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 14 September 2016.14 September 2016Full story

Displaying 1 to 10 of 1674
<< First < Previous 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Next > Last >>