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Potential Use of Chemical Weapons by Non-State Actors Threatens Peace and Security, FM

Marrakech  -  
The potential use of chemical weapons by Non-State actors poses a serious threat to international peace and security, and is a real concern for the international community which should pool efforts to address it in a resolute and solidarity-based way, said, Tuesday in Marrakech, foreign minister Nasser Bourita.
Potential Use of Chemical Weapons by Non-State Actors Threatens Peace and Security, FM
19 June 2018

Morocco, which has never manufactured, developed, stored or used chemical weapons, adopts a position of principle that flatly condems the use of chemical weapons by whatever party, said Bourita at the opening of the 16th Regional Meeting of National Authorities of African States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

Known for its observance of international law, Morocco deems that the use of such weapons is a violation of the CWC, UNSC decisions and rules and regulations making up the international law, said the top official in a speech read out by director general for bilateral relations and regional affairs at the foreign affairs ministry Fouad Yazough.

By accepting to host this major event, the Kingdom of Morocco reaffirms its long-standing support for actions undertaken by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which it joined upon the enforcement of CWC on April 29, 1997, he noted, adding that this body should be viewed as a model for all stakeholders to draw inspiration from.

He went on to say that Morocco, the African Group coordinator, considers that OPCW's regional approach is a pivotal asset for setting the principle of universality of the said Convention and is a chief lever to approach realities, spot challenges facing the state parties and provide assistance and cooperation for every region and sub-region.

Last modified : 19 June 2018

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