The Ambassador of The Philippines, H.E. Mr. Jaime Victor Ledda, H.E. Fernando Arias, OPCW director General and Mr Enrique A. Manalo, Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs for Policy.
The Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs for Policy, Mr Enrique A. Manalo, met today with the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr Fernando Arias at OPCW Headquarters in The Hague.
Mr Manalo and the Director-General discussed a range of issues related to the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, as well as international cooperation.
The Undersecretary expressed the Philippines’ support for the OPCW and their motivation regarding their upcoming membership of the OPCW’s Executive Council. He also thanked the OPCW for its capacity-building programmes, in which a number of Filipinos took part, allowing the country to proactively build capacity for responding to potential chemical weapons incidents.