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In the picture H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, Director General at the OPCW and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cypres, H.E. Mr. Nikos Christodoulides.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 11 October 2019 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, H.E. Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, met today at OPCW headquarters in The Hague.

The Director-General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs discussed progress in the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and the Organisation’s activities to address current challenges in achieving the total and permanent elimination of chemical weapons, while promoting scientific advances for peaceful purposes.

H.E. Mr. Elpidoforos Economou, Ambassador of Cyprus, H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, H.E. Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, and Ms. Odette Melono, Deputy Minister OPCW.

Minister Christodoulides expressed: ”We remain committed to the mission and values of the OPCW and actively engaged in the Organisations activities; and we share the vision of a world free of chemical weapons.”

The Director-General stated: “Cyprus has my sincere gratitude for its commitment to the goals of the Convention and for its support of the Organisation. We look forward to our continued cooperation to ensure chemical weapons are eliminated and that chemicals are used for exclusively peaceful purposes.”

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