Norwegian prime minister visits OPCW headquarters

Norwegian prime minister visits OPCW headquarters. | Courtesy of the OPCW
Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg paid a visit to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Wednesday, discussing the OPCW’s work and cooperative efforts.

During her visit, Solberg and a delegation -- consisting of State Secretary Ingvild Naess and Permanent Representative to the OPCW Anniken Krutnes -- met with OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü. During their meeting, the director-general noted Norway’s commitment to the mission of the organization and to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). He expressed his gratitude for the country’s efforts in this arena, specifically with regard to the Joint Mission in Syria between the OPCW and the United Nations (UN).

Solberg also expressed Norway's support of, and commitment to, the work of the OPCW.

“Norway highly appreciates the outstanding work of the OPCW,” Solberg said. “The dedicated efforts of the organization and its Technical Secretariat to free the world of chemical weapons are admirable and have my country’s full support. I thank you for the good cooperation in the past few years and look forward to working with you in the future.”

The delegation was briefed on updated information regarding the implementation progress of the CWC and the organization’s efforts within the mission in Syria.

This meeting was a part of Solberg’s official visit to the Netherlands. 

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