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The Hague, Netherlands—12 April 2022—Yesterday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, H.E. Dr Rogelio Mayta Mayta visited the Headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.

The Foreign Minister met with the Director General of the OPCW, Ambassador Fernando Arias, and other senior officials of its Technical Secretariat.

The Foreign Minister stated: “I must emphasize that the Government of Bolivia values and highlights the work carried out by the OPCW through the control and verification of the destruction of chemical weapons and the monitoring of compliance with the prohibition of their use, which has serious consequences for humanity. The work carried out by the OPCW is important to strengthen multilateralism, as well as peace and international security.”

Progress and challenges related to the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) were discussed during the meeting. The Director-General also briefed the Foreign Minister on the role of the future OPCW ChemTech Centre in addressing future challenges.

The Director-General underlined: “I appreciate Bolivia’s engagement and commitment to upholding the global norm against chemical weapons. Through the ChemTech Centre, all OPCW Member States will benefit from advancements in science and technology, while supporting the Organisation’s essential verification activities.”

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