Netherlands contributes over 3 mn euro to support OPCW activities

BRUSSELS, Netherlands will make two contributions totalling 3.3 million euro (USD 3.6 million) to support a number of major projects and activities of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

A contribution of 2.3 million euro (USD 2.5 million) will be made to the OPCW Trust Fund to support the project to upgrade the current OPCW Laboratory and Equipment Store through the construction of a new Centre for Chemistry and Technology, said OPCW in a press release at the Hague where it is based.

Another contribution of 1 million euro (USD 1.1 million) will support the activities of the Trust Fund for Syria Missions at the OPCW. The Trust Fund for Syria Missions supports the Organisation’s missions and contingency operations related to Syria.

OPCW Director-General, Fernando Arias, Arias appealed to all OPCW States Parties in a position to make voluntary contributions to do so.

Source: Kuwait News Agency