Iraq Participates in Chemical Weapons Conference

The 3rd Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference was opened on Monday 8\4\2013 in Hague in the presence of Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, Ahmed Auzmjo, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Frans Timmermans, the Dutch Foreign Minister, in addition to a number of ministers and dignitaries of the member states of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Iraq participates with a high-level delegation headed by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Mohammad Jawad Al Doraki and the membership of Ambassador Ahmed Bamarni Head of the Organizations Department, the Permanent Mission of Iraq to the organization and Chairman of the National Monitoring Commission. Activities of the conference continues its work until April 19 to review the implementation of OPCW and member states to the terms of the agreement during the past five years and the future plan for the next five years.

The conference began with naming the two important positions for leading the conference; Christophe Putraj from Poland as President of the current session and the election of Ambassador Saad Abdul Majid Ibrahim Iraq’s Permanent Representative to the organization as President of the Committee of the Conference, a thing to be added to the successes achieved by the Iraqi diplomacy in international forums and organizations.

Undersecretary Al Doraki delivered Iraq’s speech in which he stressed the sense of pride to represent Iraq in the first Review Conference of the implementation of this important Convention since Iraq’s accession to it in 2009, in addition to Iraq’s achievements at the national level in the implementation of the Convention and to support the work and activities of the organization to achieve its goals and enhance international peace and security.

(Source: MoFA)

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