Rawan Suleiman, Palestineâ€™s ambassador to the Netherlands and International Organizations in The Hague, presented on Monday, in official ceremonies, her credentials to the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Ăśzumcu, as Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine to this organization.
Suleiman stressed, during the ceremony, that the accession of the State of Palestine to the OPCW â€śreflects the extent of its commitment and keenness to contribute to international peace and security and to fulfill its duties as an active member of the international community.â€ť
Uzumcu welcomed the accession of the State of Palestine to the organization, saying that this strengthens the role and objectives of the OPCW in preventing the proliferation, use and stockpiling of chemical weapons.
Palestine acceded to the OPCW on May 23, WAFA reports.
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