Japan’s €480,000 contribution to OPCW Trust Fund for Syria Missions


On July 22 2020, the Government of Japan has contributed €480,000 toward supporting the activities of the Trust Fund for Syria Missions at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
The Japanese voluntary contribution was formalized when H.E. Ambassador Horinouchi, Permanent Representative of Japan to the OPCW and the Director-General of the OPCW, H.E. Mr. Arias exchanged relevant letters at the OPCW headquarter in The Hague.  

In this meeting, Ambassador Horinouchi commended the OPCW Technical Secretariat’s impartiality and professionalism, and emphasized “Japan hopes that our voluntary contribution will ensure the eradication of proliferation risks regarding chemical weapons, and thereby serve to deter the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. This contribution embodies Japan’s unshakable commitments to achieving a world free of chemical weapons.”

The Director-General Arias remarked, “Japan has long been a central partner in the global disarmament regime and a determined supporter of the Chemical Weapons Convention. We thank Japan’s contribution and commitment, which are as vital as ever to ensuring that the OPCW’s mandate is fulfilled.”