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12 million euros for the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

(B2) The European Union today released an envelope of 12 million euros for the transport, processing and elimination of Syrian chemical weapons. A program implemented by the Organization to Combat the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations. The procedure was formalized this Monday (February 17) by the Director General of the OPCW, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, and the European Commissioner for Development, Mr. Andris Piebalgs. A sum which comes from the (European) Instrument for Stability and "In addition to the 22,7 million euros already paid or pledged to the Voluntary Contributions Fund" indicates a press release from the OPCW, which estimates the total amount of this program at 25 to 30 million euros.

Loreline Merelle

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