Sapar Palvanov, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), presented his credentials to Fernando Arias, Director General of OPCW, at the Organization's headquarters in Hague on Monday, Turkmen Embassy in Belgium reported in its press release for media.
Ambassador Palvanov and the Director General of the OPCW discussed the prospects of cooperation between the organization and Turkmenistan. The event was attended by OPCW Deputy Director General Odette Melono and Kazumi Ikeda-Larhed, the organization's international liaison director.
At the beginning of the meeting, Sapar Palvanov expressed his gratitude to the Director General and conveyed warm words of welcome and best wishes from President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The Ambassador, as Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the OPCW, expressed his desire to further expand and strengthen partnership with the organization in all areas of mutually beneficial cooperation.
Sapar Palvanov said that Turkmenistan is ready to hold seminars, conferences and experience exchange events jointly with the organization.
Director General Fernando Arias discussed the organization's main goals and emphasized the importance of using different levels of toxic chemicals for peace and humanity in the face of constant growth and change in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The organization's main task, according to the Director General, is to monitor the proper production and storage of chemicals, as well as their proper use and transparency in their trade.
At the end of the meeting, the sides expressed confidence that relations between Turkmenistan and the OPCW would continue to improve in all areas.