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Fernando Arias re-appointed as OPCW Director-General

BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- Fernando Arias was re-appointed Tuesday as the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
The decision was made at the 26th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention being held at the Hague, the Netherlands, said the OPCW in a press release.
Arias expressed his gratitude to States Parties and noted: "the task you have entrusted me with for the coming years is a contract with the international community, which I accept to its full extent despite the difficulties we face." Director-General Arias' second term will begin on 25 July 2022 and end on 24 July 2026.
He has served as OPCW Director-General since 25 July 2018.
Prior to his appointment as OPCW Director-General, he served as the Ambassador of Spain to the Netherlands, as well as Permanent Representative of Spain to the OPCW. (end) nk.mb