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Slovakia to chair OPCW from mid-May

From May 12, Slovakia will begin a yearlong chairmanship of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is based in The Hague.

From May 12, Slovakia will begin a yearlong chairmanship of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is based in The Hague.

The 52nd regular session of the OPCW Executive Council held on Match 5 elected Slovakia to the post unanimously. Algeria, Iran, Costa Rica and Germany will assist as deputy chairs, the TASR newswire wrote.

The Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry considers the country’s service as head of this important international organisation an extension of its involvement in global disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction during its non-permanent membership on the UN Security Council. TASR

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