EU contributes 2.3 million euros to fight against chemical weapons in Syria

The EU recently donated 2.3 million euros to the OPCW's work in Syria.

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General Ahmet Üzümcühe recently announced that the European Union (EU) has donated 2.3 million euros to the organization's work in Syria.

The EU has been working against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction due to the United Nations Security Council resolution. As a result of the resolution, the Joint Investigative Mechanism was developed to find individuals and groups who organize or carry toxic chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. 

Overall funding is for a 4.6-million-euro special missions program for the republic, split between the the OPCW Fact Finding Mission and the Joint Investigative Mechanism. The funds, donated to the Mechanism's Voluntary Trust Fund, will be used to pay for materials and technical problems, appreciated by the head of the Joint Investigative Mechanism, Virginia Gamba.

This decision is part of the EU's commitment to fighting chemical weaponry in Syria, alongside member states.

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