Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq Visits the OPCW to Discuss Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention

Thursday, 08 September 2011

The visit by H.E. Mr Hoshyar Zebari on 7 September 2011 was the first made to the OPCW headquarters by an Iraqi Foreign Minister since the country joined the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in early 2009.

Mr Zebari met with OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü and discussed a variety of issues related to the Convention, including preparatory measures for the destruction of Iraq’s remnant chemical weapons stockpiles and production facilities. Mr Zebari was also briefed on the OPCW’s work with Iraq in the areas of chemical demilitarization and CWC implementation support.

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Categories: International Cooperation

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