Nepal is completely against use of chemical weapons
Thursday 30th of November
Kathmandu: Nepal has maintained its commitment to its long-standing principled position of working towards achieving general and complete disarmament of all kinds of weapons of mass destruction.
Permanent Representative of Nepal to the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Lok Bahadur Thapa has reiterated Nepal's position in the 22nd Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) being held in the Hague on Thursday.
In his capacity as the leader of the Nepali delegation, Ambassador Thapa said that being the birthplace of Lord Buddha, apostle of peace and nonviolence, Nepal strongly believes in the peaceful world without any threat of weapons of mass destruction.
Ambassador Thapa said that Nepal is steadfast in denouncing the production, stockpiling and proliferation of such weapons. "Nepal is absolutely against the use of chemical weapons by any state or non-state actor, anywhere, under any pretext or circumstances," reads a statement issued by Embassy of Nepal in Brussels.
While appreciating the mandate carried out and roles played by the OPCW in destructing the chemical weapons in different countries, he stressed on the need to the destruction of remaining stockpiles around the globe.
Ambassador Thapa also emphasized on the need for promoting the flow of chemical technology, trade of chemicals and exchange of expertise that contribute to the economic and technological development of non-possessor state parties like Nepal.