Pakistan re-elected to high physique of chemical weapons watchdog

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Pakistan has been re-elected to the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for the time period 2022-2024.

The elections have been held throughout the lately concluded 26thSession of the Conference of States Parties held in The Hague from 29 November to 2 December 2021.

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and stockpiling of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction (CWC) – with 193 States Parties – is probably the most profitable disarmament treaty eliminating a whole class of weapons of mass destruction.

The Executive Council is the principal policy-making organ of the OPCW, which is answerable for supervising the efficient implementation of and compliance with the Convention.

It additionally helps the scientific and financial growth of its member states within the peaceable makes use of of chemistry.

Pakistan is an energetic member of the OPCW and has been serving on the Executive Council since its ratification of the CWC in 1997.

The nation has been contributing constructively in direction of the fulfilment of the goals of the CWC and recurrently hosts OPCW routine inspections at its related amenities.

The re-election of Pakistan to the 41 member Executive Council of the OPCW is a testomony to Pakistan’s optimistic position on the OPCW.

It reaffirms the boldness of the member states in Pakistan’s capability to offer efficient management and impetus to the work of the OPCW.


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