Germany made another voluntary contribution of € 400,000 to the OPCW Trust Fund for Syria Missions.
On 13 December 2022, the Permanent Representative of Germany to the OPCW, Ambassador Thomas Schieb, and the OPCW Director-General Fernando Arias signed the agreement on Germany’s financial contribution.
Director-General Arias thanked the Federal Republic of Germany for its continued political and financial support. He stated that Germany has long been a committed supporter of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). This contribution will further support the work of the OPCW Technical Secretariat regarding its Syria missions.
Ambassador Schieb underscored the OPCW's professionalism and impartiality in investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria. According to Ambassador Schieb, with this contribution, Germany is supporting OPCW’s work to clarify the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
This trust fund supports OPCW’s special missions and emergency response specifically related to Syria – including the work of the Declaration Assessment Team (DAT), the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM), and the Investigation and Identification Team (IIT).