Romania organizes seminar on biosecurity in Geneva

Romania’s permanent mission in Geneva, in cooperation with the Biological Weapon Convention (BWC) Implementation Support Unit (ISU) organized on Wednesday a seminar on biosecurity, Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.

Over 60 participants, namely diplomats, experts, officials of the NGOs, underlined the importance of the development of the cooperation among the sates parties through information exchanges on the researches in the field, as a key means for the fulfillment of the Convention’s goals.

It was presented and analyzed the main provisions on the scientific information exchanges, the essential base of the international cooperation among the member states. It was also emphasized their likely impact of the non-proliferation measures, specific to the Convention. In the context, it was underscored the importance of the promotion of the bilateral and the multilateral research programmes among the scientific institutions, backing up the researches and the equipment exchange and the free access to information also for the states that have not joined the Convention yet.

According to MAE, the event is part in Romania’s responsible approach to the enactment and the observance of the Convention and it offers a tangible evidence of our country’s firm commitment to the efforts of the international community to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The works of the annual meeting of the member states of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC) takes place at the Geneva-based UN hqs, over Dec 7-11.

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