Chemical weapons – Honor bestowed upon OPCW director general (December 15, 2015)

Laurent Fabius will today bestow the insignia of the Legion of Honor upon Ahmet Uzumcu, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The OPCW, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013, plays a key role in ensuring the destruction of chemical weapons while at the same time ensuring that the verification and inspections regime is strengthened in order to prevent any possibility of the reemergence of chemical weapons.