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Ambassador Reinišová Chairing the OPCW Executive Council

Ambassador Jana Reinišová, the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), assumed the Chairmanship of the OPCW Executive Council for a period of one year on 12 May, 2018.

The role of the Chairperson is to preside at all meetings of the 41-member Executive Council, which is the main governing body of the OPCW between the Conferences of the State Parties.

The Czech Republic will become a member of the Executive Council as of the same date for a period of two years. The Council is the executive organ of the Organization and consists of 41 members that are elected by the Conference to serve two-year terms.

The OPCW ensures the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.