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Kuwait participates in chemical weapons ban conference in the Netherlands.

| BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- A delegation from Kuwait will be attending the seventeenth session of the States Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Convention (OPCW) to be held from November 26 to 30 in The Hague.

The charge d'affaires at the Kuwait embassy in the Netherlands, Ali Al Zaydi, told KUNA, Thursday that the delegation will also participate in meetings of bodies and national committees before the annual conference.

The Kuwaiti delegation is led by Abdul Razzaq Al-Jassar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by advisor Diab Al-Rashidi, engineer Jinan Al Shayji and Mashaal Ganfawi.

Al Zaydi noted that this participation reflect Kuwait's support to international efforts in disarmament, especially as the State of Kuwait since its accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention is working hard to fulfill its obligations in accordance with the provisions of that Convention.

He stressed Kuwait's support for the organsiation by dealing transparently and providing diplomatic permits to aircrafts and visas of OPCW inspectors.

He said Kuwait will continue to support all terms of the agreement and cooperation with the organisation and other relevant international bodies as it represents an important tool for the multilateral disarmament system.

Kuwait signed the OPCW in 1993 and ratified it in 1997, and established a permanent national working committee as a national contact with the the organisation.(end) nk.ibi KUNA 221518 Nov 12NNNN

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Date:Nov 22, 2012
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