Bangladesh committed to work for chemical weapons free world

Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has expressed its commitment to continue to promote the creation of a world free of chemical weapons, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

“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,” Xinhua news agency quoted Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali as saying.

Aki was meeting with Ahmet Uzumcu, Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) here.

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

The visiting director general commended Bangladesh’s strong commitment towards chemical safety.

He was particularly happy with the efforts by the Bangladesh authorities in implementing various provisions of the convention.

Uzumcu is currently on a two-day visit to Dhaka at the invitation of the Bangladeshi government.

–IANS

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