THE HAGUE, Netherlands–25 September 2020–The Principality of Monaco is contributing €10,000 toward supporting the activities of the Trust Fund for Syria Missions at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which includes the work of the Declaration Assessment Team (DAT) and the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM).
The Fund supports the Organisation’s special missions and contingency operations related specifically to the Syrian Arab Republic. Monaco’s contribution aims to assist in full elimination of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme and clarification of facts related to the alleged use of chemical weapons, in accordance with the relevant decisions of the policy-making organs of the OPCW. The funds will support the DAT and the FFM.
The voluntary contribution was formalised yesterday with an agreement signed by the Permanent Representative of the Principality of Monaco to the OPCW, H.E. Ambassador Isabelle Berro-Amadeï and OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, at the Organisation’s headquarters in The Hague.
Ambassador Berro-Amadeï remarked: “The Principality of Monaco will continue, as it has always done, to support the efforts of the OPCW to free the world from the threat of chemical weapons. Since 2016, this support has been demonstrated by a voluntary contribution to the Special Trust Fund for Syria Missions.”
Expressing his gratitude for Monaco’s contribution, the Director-General emphasised the country’s commitment to the norms and principles of the Chemical Weapons Convention, and its full implementation by all State Parties. “Voluntary contributions such as Monaco’s make it possible for the Organisation to continue its crucial work in Syria,” stressed the Director-General.