Morocco Elected to Chair Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
The Hague – Morocco was elected by acclamation, Tuesday in The Hague, to the presidency of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for a one-year term, from 12 May 2021 to 11 May 2022.
The election of Morocco, in the person of Abdelouahab Bellouki, Ambassador of the Kingdom in The Hague and its permanent representative to the OPCW, takes place “following the unanimous support given by the Group of African States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to the Moroccan bid,” says a statement by the Embassy of Morocco in the Netherlands.
“The Moroccan presidency of this important decision-making body enshrines Morocco’s continued commitment to the goals of the Convention and sustained cooperation with the OPCW, as evidenced by the organization in Morocco of several conferences, as well as multiple regional training courses aimed at building the capacity of representatives of African countries. As a result, the OPCW ranks Morocco among the top 10 of its partners,” the statement adds.
According to the same source, the presidency of the Executive Council also reflects the recognition of the member States of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons of the constant commitment and active contribution of Morocco in the work of the various bodies of the OPCW.