Bangladesh continues to promote ‘world free of chemical weapons’
October 18th, 2016 at 12:06 pm
Bangladesh continues to promote ‘world free of chemical weapons’

Dhaka – Bangladesh has reiterated its commitment to continue to promote peaceful use of chemicals and create a world free of chemical weapons.

Foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Tuesday came up with the iteration at a meeting with Ahmet Üzümcü, the head of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, in Dhaka.

Üzümcü is now on a two-day official visit in Bangladesh.

“Bangladesh, as a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention, would continue to promote peaceful use of chemicals and create a world free of chemical weapons,” Ali to the Director General of the OPCW.

He thanked Üzümcü for electing Bangladesh as a member of the Executive Council of the OPCW for the term 2016-2018.

Ali and Üzümcü exchanged views on enhancing mutual cooperation in promoting the full and effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Üzümcü lauded Bangladesh’s commitment towards chemical safety.

He was particularly happy with the efforts by the Bangladesh authorities in implementing various provisions of the Convention, said a Foreign Ministry statement.

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