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CWC 20th anniversary: Speeches and impressions

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Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (The Hague, 26 April 2017)

Invitation to the Commemoration
The Programme

Collection of speeches

  • Welcome address by Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the OPCW
  • Video message by Mr António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Address by Mr Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Address by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
  • Address by Mrs Pauline Krikke, Mayor of The Hague
  • Address by Ambassador Dr Christoph Israng, Chairperson of the Conference of the States Parties

Some photographic impressions

The guests gather in the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights)
OPCW Director-General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü welcomes delegates and guests


Video message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Netherlands Foreign Minister Bert Koenders
Mrs Pauline Krikke, Mayor of The Hague


Unveiling of the Commemorative Plaque by King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands and OPCW Director-General Üzümcü
Ambassador Christoph Israng, Chairperson of the Conference of the States Parties






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  1. […] All speeches delivered at the Commemorative Event in The Hague (26 April 2017) are available from The Trench Blog. […]

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