ISLAMABAD - US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale Thursday said the ‘Chemical Weapons Convention and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ provide the framework for developing modern approaches in safety and security management for handling chemicals and other dangerous substances. 

The Department of State’s Chemical Security Program and Pakistan’s National Authority and Disarmament Division jointly organized the three-day workshop as a follow-on seminar to the second bilateral symposium on chemical safety and security issues held May 9-10, 2017. 

In his address at the third Chemical Safety and Security Workshop held January 9-11 here, Hale said Department of State’s Chemical Security Programme was part of America’s global non-proliferation efforts.  “It reflects our belief that cooperation on shared security interests is vital to regional and global security,” he added.