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  • 29 November 2016

    On Monday, November 28, 21st session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (CWC) has been opened in The Hague.

    The key goal of the meeting is to review the CWC implementation within last year. The Polish delegation is headed by Ambassador Jan Borkowski, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the OPCW.

    In his opening remarks the OPCW Director General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü stressed that, despite many successes of the past, the meeting takes place in challenging circumstances related to Syria. He emphasizes that there is a strong need to address this situation as it affects the OPCW credibility and the Convention. Prevention of the use of chemical weapons as well as full universalization of the CWC will remain top priorities for the Organization in the years to come, concluded Director General.

    During the CSP debate the statement was delivered by Ambassador Borkowski. He recalled situation in Syria. In this context Ambassador commanded dedication of the OPCW Director General and Technical Secretariat. The transformation to the current threats and challenges was identified as the issue of utmost importance for the OPCW future. In his remarks Ambassador Borkowski dwelled upon Poland’s contribution to the OPCW efforts, including in the field of chemical security and safety. He referred also to the adoption of the resolution on the CWC implementation, solely sponsored by Poland at the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly

    The CSP session concludes on December 2.


      Fot. Magdalena Lis

    Tags: OPCW

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