BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (Xinhuanet) — Djibouti has ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention last Wednesday, said a press release of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)on Tuesday.
Thirty days after that ratification date, on February 24, Djibouti will become the 176th State Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention and is the 45th African State to join the treaty.
With Djibouti’s ratification, sixteen member states of the League of Arab States are now also party to the Chemical Weapons Convention, it added.
The OPCW, established in 1997, aims to make sure that the Convention works effectively.
Earlier this month, the OPCW signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union Commission, in a bid to bring the remaining eight African states into the Organization. Enditem