15-09-2019 05:21 PM Jerusalem Timing

Syria, UN, OPCW Ink Agreements on Joint Mission for CHWs Disposal

Syria, UN, OPCW Ink Agreements on Joint Mission for CHWs Disposal

Syrian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday signed with the United Nations and the OPCW an agreement regarding the legal center of the joint mission for the disposal of Syria’s chemical weapons.

Syria signs CHWs disposal agreements with UN, OPCWSyrian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday signed with the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) an agreement regarding the legal center of the joint mission for the disposal of Syria's chemical weapons, SANA news agency reported.

The Ministry also signed with the two international bodies a memo of understanding on securing medical services and medical evacuation services to the joint mission in cases of emergency.

For his part, deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mikdad stressed that Syria is heading with determination, strength and credibility towards full implementation of the agreements signed with the UN  and the OPCW.

"Difficulties facing Syria, particularly in the framework of the country's countering of terrorism, could hinder the implementation of some commitments from time to time", Mikdad said, adding that the countries which are backing the armed terrorist groups must realize that they are committing crimes against humanity.

He affirmed that the Syrian government will continue coordination with the UN-OPCW joint mission in Syria for the implementation of these obligations on time.