Al-Moallem: Syria Committed to Eliminating Chemical Weapons


Walid al-Moallem, Syria’s minister of foreign affairs and expatriates, discussed on Thursday with Special Coordinator of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) joint mission Sigrid Kaag progress which has been made regarding the removal of the chemical weapons in Syria and means to enhance the standing cooperation between Syria, OPCW and the UN in this domain.

Al-Moallem, who’s also deputy Prime Minister, stressed Syria’s commitment to its obligations, taking into consideration the non- politicization of the process and the security circumstances going on in Syria, according to SANA.

For her part, Kaag hailed Syria’s cooperation and the progress made in implementing the removal program, reiterating that the mission is ready to exert all efforts to accomplish the program.

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on February 5th,2014 signed with the UN and OPCW and agreement naming the legal center of the joint mission to eliminate the chemical weapons in Syria and a memo of understanding on providing medical and evacuation services in the emergency cases for the mission.