The Minister for Foreign Affairs (s), Edgardo Riveros, received the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, in an audience.
During the meeting, Riveros reiterated his commitment to advance legislation that effectively implements this prohibition in the national legal system. The two authorities also exchanged views on the relevance of this organisation, the security environment at both global and regional level and, finally, the challenges faced by the OPCW in achieving its goal of the total banning and destruction of all weapons at global level.
For his part, the Director General, along with thanking the support and commitment expressed, highlighted the role of regional and international leadership that our country plays, for example, through its participation in the Executive Committee of the OPCW. Finally, the Director-General participated in a conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he explained the organization's contribution to disarmament, especially in the case of Syria.
The Director-General visits our country as part of his participation in the Workshop on Legislation for the Implementation of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, organized by the General Directorate of National Mobilization.