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26th Session of Conference of States Parties to Chemical Weapons Convention: Armenian delegation  distributes statement on use of chemical weapons by Azerbaijan 

26th Session of Conference of States Parties to Chemical Weapons Convention: Armenian delegation  distributes statement on use of chemical weapons by Azerbaijan 

ArmInfo.The Twenty-Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention was held from 29 November to 2 December in The Hague.

The Armenian Delegation was headed by Georgi Kocharyan, Head of the International  Security Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reports the  press service of Armenia`s foreign office.  During the conference,  the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical  Weapons, the current challenges and the next steps were discussed.  Fernando Arias was re-appointed as the Director- General of the  organization.

The head of the Armenian delegation, as the representative of the  country which holds the chairmanship of the Collective Security  Treaty Organization (CSTO), delivered the joint statement of the CSTO  member states during the conference. The statement referred to the  inadmissibility of the use of chemical weapons during armed  conflicts, the need to maintain the technical direction of the  organization and its non- politicization. The CSTO member states have  emphasized the importance of maintaining the objectivity and  impartiality of the Technical Secretariat in promptly responding to  requests from the States Parties to the Convention on the alleged use  of chemical weapons in armed conflicts.

At the conference the national statement of Armenia was distributed,  in which the Armenian side referred to the use of weapons containing  chemical elements during the aggression against Artsakh unleashed by  Azerbaijan in 2020, expressing regret over the fact that the  Technical Secretariat did not send a fact-finding mission of the OPCW  to investigate the use of the weapons containing chemical elements.  


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