The Central African Republic joined the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) on 25 September 2018 becoming thereby the 182nd State Party to the Convention. The accession of the Central African Republic to the BTWC is a positive development and the EU reiterates that all States not yet party should join the Convention without delay.
The European Union is a staunch and consistent supporter of the strengthening of the BTWC. All 28 EU Member States are parties to the Convention. The Convention is a key component of the international non-proliferation and disarmament framework, crucial to prevent biological agents and toxins from ever being developed and used as weapons.