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The United States will host a delegation led by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Executive Council Chairperson Ambassador Lucian Fătu of Romania and including Director-General Fernando Arias from, June 12-14, 2023, to review U.S. chemical weapons destruction progress.  During the visit, the United States will provide an update on the status of the U.S. stockpile destruction program and a tour of the Department of Defense’s Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Richmond, Kentucky.  Following the events stop in Kentucky, Under Secretary of State Bonnie Jenkins will host an interagency roundtable in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the U.S. government supports implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and share U.S. perspectives on future efforts under the Convention.

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