OPCW declares Libya chemical-free

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OPCW declares Libya chemical-free

January 13, 2018 - 13:10
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced the complete elimination of the Category 2 chemical materials removed from Libya and transported to Germany for destruction.

The Director General of OPCW, Ahmet Üzümcü, stated that the event marks a historic occasion for disarmament and international security.

“It heralds the end of Libya’s chemical demilitarization process and another step towards fulfilling the core goal of the Chemical Weapons Convention – the complete and permanent eradication of all chemical weapons.” Üzümcü added.

During the ceremony, the Director-General presented a certificate to the Libyan government in recognition of the complete destruction of all its declared chemical weapon stockpiles.

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