Norway, Denmark to ship Syrian chemicals for destruction

OPCW boss Ahmet Uzumcu said Norway's €3 million contribution will solely be used for the destruction of Syrian chemicals.

Norway, Denmark to ship Syrian chemicals for destruction

World Bulletin / News Desk

Norway is ready to allocate a ship for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stock in January, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu said on Wednesday.

Uzumcu came together with Norwegian PM Erna Solberg in Oslo and then told a press conference that the OPCW has a hard task in Syria to complete by June 2014. Uzumcu said he was happy of Norway's membership to the organization that now has 190 members, adding that he expects all other countries who are not a member yet to join them to end the existence of chemical weapons.

Speaking to AA later on, Uzumcu said the contribution of Norway, which is 3 million Euros will solely be used for the destruction of Syrian chemicals. He added that two ships, one from Norway and another one from Denmark, will carry chemical weapons to a harbour first and then they will be destructed on a US ship.

Ahmet Uzumcu said on the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the OPCW that he was really happy to be in charge of such an organization.

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