Qatar Committed to Implement All Provisions of CWC

Doha, November 29 (QNA) – The State of Qatar has called for implementing all provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
This was stated by Qatar’s Ambassador to the Netherlands HE Hamad Bin Ali Al-Henzab who is also his country’s permanet delegate to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which 17th session was opened in The Hague earlier Monday.
HE Hamad Bin Ali Al-Henzab affirmed that Qatar while enjoying security , peace and stability is always keen to adhere and fulfill its obligations for securing international peace and security referring to the prominent role Qatar has been playing via attending meetings and gatherings and finance and hosting several activities of the OPCW.
The Qatari Diplomat meantime expressed his country’s appreciation to the OPCS parties concerned which accorded their confidence to Qatar that enabled the latter to gain membership of the OPCW’s Executive Council for 2012-2014.
Elaborating Qatar’s Ambassador to the Netherlands HE Hamad Bin Ali Al-Henzab said that Qatar since its access to the aforesaid organization, has seriously intended to actively participate in the activities of the OPCW’s Executive Council noting meantime that the international parties can rely on Qatar’s support to the future priorities in the period to come.
He further said that as part of its wide contributions to serve the goals of the CWC, Qatar has presented an initiative to set up a regional centre for training on CWC related activities especially items Nos./6/, /10/ and /11/ . The said centre can also contribute to implementing activities of other conventions,  HE Hamad Bin Ali Al-Henzab said.
It is worth to mention that the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons. Its full name is the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.
The agreement is administered by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is an independent organization based in The Hague, Netherlands. (QNA)

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