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Palestine accedes to OPCW

BRUSSELS, The State of Palestine deposited on May 17, 2018 its instrument of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the depositary of the Convention.

The Convention will enter into force for the State of Palestine on June 16, 2018, said a brief statement released by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at the Hague on Wednesday.

As the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, the OPCW oversees the global endeavor to permanently and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons.

The Convention’s entered into force in 1997 and it has 192 States Parties.

Over 96 percent of all chemical weapon stockpiles declared by possessor States have been destroyed under OPCW verification, added the statement.

Source: Kuwait News Agency