UAE Wins Membership on the OPCW Executive Board.

The United Arab Emirates has won membership of the Executive Board of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for the 2020-2022 period, thus becoming the representative of the Organization’s Asian member states.

The UAE was represented by H.E. Abdullah Al Otaiba, the UAE’s current permanent representative to the OPCW. This is the first time that the UAE has become a member of the OPCW Executive Board since its joining date on December 28, 2000.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in coordination with its accredited missions abroad, exerted notable effort in supporting the UAE’s nomination. Moreover, the UAE Embassy in Hague organized workshops last September to promote the nomination, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi National Petroleum Company (ADNOC) and the Executive Office, the Import and Export Control Committee, the Rabdan Academy, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.

The Council consists of nine members from Africa, nine from Asia, five from Eastern Europe, seven from Latin America and the Caribbean, ten from Western Europe and other states and one member appointed periodically from Asia and one other from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs