ALGIERS – Thursday, 30 November 2023 (APS) – Algeria has been unanimously re-elected on Wednesday by the 28th Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention to sit on the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for the region of Africa, for a two-year term, as from 12 May 2024.

Algeria has also been elected on Tuesday, in the person of the ambassador Salima Abdelhak, to chair the plenary Committee of the 28th Conference of the States Parties, by consensus, for the region of Africa.

These two elections represent a renewal of trust in the positive role of our country in the field of chemical disarmament and its commitment to achieving the objectives on the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Algeria will continue to work in cooperation with the Council’s members, whose chemical industries are the most important in the world, in order to develop policies and initiatives aimed to strengthen the global security, prevent the proliferation of chemical weapons and the promote the international cooperation in this field.