The Vice-minister for Multilateral Issues of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, Daniela Rodríguez, attended the III International Conference Challenges of global biosafety: problems and solutions, which takes place this Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25 in Sochi, Russian Federation.
The event aims to provide a comprehensive discussion on the strengthening of international biological security and the universal implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling of Bacteriological (biological) and Toxin Weapons, and its Destruction.
Venezuela will be part of the panel entitled Development of international cooperation under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), scheduled for this Friday, June 25, with the intervention of Vice-minister Rodríguez.
In this third edition of the conference, more than 150 delegates from 40 countries participate, in person and online, as well as international organizations, civil society and the academic field.
Among the main topics included in the debate agenda are the perspectives and areas of joint cooperation to guarantee biological security, scientific and technical collaboration, the exchange of national practices in the implementation of the aforementioned Convention, and the preparations for the IX Review Conference.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has adopted legislative measures that prohibit the acquisition, manufacture and development of chemical and biological weapons.