Representatives from Hague, Geneva and Vienna meet at OPCW to discuss collaboration

A joint delegation of representatives from The Hague, Geneva and Vienna met at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons headquarters on Thursday to explore the potential for collaboration.

The municipal officials from the Foreign Ministries for international organizations met for a two-day program to see how the cities can work together in the fight against chemical weapon use. All three cities opened their doors to the international community and organizations, such as the United Nations, to discuss international concerns.

Organizations meet in these cities to discuss many concerns including disarmament, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and biological and chemical weapon use.

OPCW Director-General Ambassador Ahmet uzumcu said the program is a great opportunity to share best practices in handling international organizations. Hague was commended on its positive relations with the OPCW.

Ambassador uzumcu informed the officials of the main issues facing the OPCW, such as a greater need to promote education and outreach and noted the importance each city plays in the success of the OPCW.