Agreement between the Defense Ministry and the OSCE about the removing of 83 tons of dangerous chemicals

On 16 April 2012 the Ministry of Defense singed a Technical Agreement with OSCE for the elimination of chemicals found in the inventory of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania. This agreement is reached on the framework of demilitarization and destruction of surplus ammunition and dangerous toxic chemicals created by them. This effort is also stimulated by events and accidents with high civil sensitivity and  risks as well as considerable economical losses which often result in human losses such as the Gerdec incident. According to this agreement, in which the Czech Republic and Turkey play an important role, around 83 tonnes of chemicals will be destroyed by a company contracted by the OSCE. This project is in line with other similar projects for the destruction of military chemicals.