SL calls for destruction of chemical weapons

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Sri Lanka called on the states still in possession of chemical weapons to take all necessary steps to expedite the destruction of such weapons since chemical weapons continue to pose a threat to global security.

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to The Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the OPCW, A.M.J. Sadiq made this call while addressing the 22nd Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in The Hague last Wednesday (29). 

Sri Lanka also called for an urgent review of the composition of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to better reflect the geographical distribution, the importance of chemical industry and the political and security interests of Member States in the contemporary world.

Referring to two instances of recent success in chemical weapons disarmament, Ambassador Sadiq conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation to the Russian Federation for completing the destruction of its entire declared stockpile of chemical weapons, which, he said was a significant victory for the entire international community.

He also welcomed the completion of the destruction of Libya’s remaining Category 2 Chemical Weapons and commended the Technical Secretariat and all other associated States Parties and organisations for their support and assistance in this endeavour.

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  • Kumar Tuesday, 05 December 2017 10:52 PM

    India was making chemical Wepons in large quantities and storing them,when this became public,to satisfy UN demand it agreed to destroy all of them. Knowing the minds of Indians only a gullible person would believe that Indians have actually destroyed their chemicals.

    ceylon Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:31 PM

    lovely jokesmaking whole world laugh.still lanka cant get rid of its own land minestelling others to disarm. via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:36 AM

    main chemical and biologycal weapons countries are chinanorth korearusia.they eant to killnot soldiers in a war but inersent civilians in millions. via DM Android App

    SENA Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:45 PM

    First, let us get rid of the communal weapons we have.

    Senewi Wednesday, 06 December 2017 04:06 PM

    Do you know that the tear gas used to disperse protesting university students is a chemical weapon banned in war?


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