Sweden contributes 2 million Krona to OPCW mission in Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Monday Sweden contributed two million Krona (approximately €180,000) to the Trust Fund for Syria Missions.

Sweden’s contribution “will support the full elimination of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Programme,” OPCW’s statement read.

Moreover, the contribution will also help to establish facts surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, the statement added.

Additionally, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Sweden to the OPCW, Johannes Oljelund stated, “The OPCW Trust Fund for Syria is an essential instrument to establish facts and to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria.”

The contribution was formalized on June 20 in the organization’s headquarters in The Hague after a signing ceremony between its Director-General, Fernando Arias, and Oljelund.

Sweden emphasized its call for justice for Syrian victims and to hold accountable those responsible for any wrongdoings or crimes committed against them.

By Ster Youssef