PUTRAJAYA, May 8 (Bernama) -- Malaysia''s strong commitment to the Chemical
Weapons Convention (CWC) has become exemplary to others State Parties,
Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
(OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü said today.
He said Malaysia, through the National Authority for Chemical Weapons
Conventions supported for the work of the OPCW, has contributed to the security
of the region as well as global level in promoting global peace and
security. "Malaysia is exemplary. I encourage Malaysia to share its
experience with other state parties so that they can organize themselves in a
"Malaysia showed itself as an active member by organising the Chemical
Weapons Convention and Chemical Safety and Security Management Seminar, a
four-day event which started today.
"It is highly appreciated. We hope it will continue in future," he told
reporters after paying a courtesy call on Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Richard
Riot Jaem at Wisma Putra here today.
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Üzümcü is on a two-day visit to Malaysia, where he had meetings with senior
officials and a number of national stakeholder institutions.
Also present was chairman of the National Authority Chemical Weapons
Convention Datuk Hamidon Ali.
Meanwhile, Riot said Malaysia was obligated and pledged to play its part to
ensure CWC would be adhered.
"In fulfilling its obligation under the convention, Malaysia has enacted
Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2005 and CWC Regulations 2007 as guidelines to
the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention to carry out its
obligations under the convention," he said.
Malaysia is part of the 188 state parties since its entry into force in
1997 together with participating members states comprising Cambodia, Germany,
Pakistan, India, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand among others.
CWC, an international treaty that prohibits, amongst others, the
development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer (directly
and indirectly) and use of chemical weapons and requires the destruction of
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