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China, OPCW pledge further cooperation

Updated: Jun 13,2017 7:00 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) meets with visiting Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmeet Uzumcu in Beijing, capital of China, June 12, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — State Councilor Yang Jiechi on June 12 met with visiting Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmeet Uzumcu, and the two pledged to enhance cooperation.

Noting that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) coming into force and the founding of the OPCW, Yang said the convention plays an important role in the destruction of chemical weapons and safeguarding world peace and security.

Yang said China firmly supports the aims and goals of the convention, strictly carries out related obligations, and will further cooperation with the OPCW.

Uzumcu acknowledged China’s role in the OPCW, and expressed the will to deepen cooperation with China.

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